Clinico-Social Profile of Patients with Head and Neck Cancers Attending Radiotherapy OPD: An Indian Perspective

Dr Swapan Kumar Mallick
2017 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Head and neck cancer is one of the most common cancer in India. Radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy is the most important treatment modality. Socio-demographic and clinical profile as well as treatment outcome of the study subjects were obtained from the records. They were analyzed and results are mentioned with the help of tables and diagrams. Most of the head and neck cancer patients were of the age 50-60 years. Most of the patients had locally advanced carcinoma with mostly
more » ... ntiated histopathology. Most of the patients received radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy while some also underwent surgery. External beam radiotherapy was the most common used. More than half of the patients received chemotherapy. Most of the patients completed their treatment though some were lost to follow-up. Most of our results were in concordance with other international findings. Thus most of head and neck cancer patients are middle-aged male with locally advanced well differentiated carcinoma receiving radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v5i4.18 fatcat:7ibnljyaf5fmdfzweecccovlay