Treating Oral Cancer

Douglas Frank, MD; Dir. Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, NS-LIJ Cancer Inst./NY Head & Neck Inst. and Dennis Kraus, MD; Dir. Center for Head & Neck Oncology, NY Head & Neck Inst/ NS-LIJ Cancer Inst. Oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers. Close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, causing over 8,000 deaths. Of those newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years.

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