Usefulness of ENT clinical examinations in hospitalized patients chronically addicted to alcohol and tobacco to detect head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. A retrospective study of 159 patients.
Clin Otolaryngol. 2019 May 02;:
Authors: Baert M, Pascual C, Biet-Hornstein A, Nadjingar R, Haremza C, Page C
-In France, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is the fourth most incident cancer and the fifth-ranked cause of cancer mortality. -This cancer constitutes a real public health issue. -Too many of these cancers are still diagnosed at an advanced stage, which worsens the patient's prognosis and/or quality of life. -There are currently no well-defined national or international screening protocols for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. -A systematic hospital-based ENT examination of patients chronically addicted to alcohol or tobacco might be a valuable means of screening for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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