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Surgery in head and neck cancer: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines

  • J J Homer (a1) (a2) and M J Fardy (a3)

Abstract

This is the official guideline endorsed by the specialty associations involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients in the UK. Surgery is one of the key modalities used in head and neck cancer treatment. Recent advances and a greater awareness of the short- and long-term toxicities associated with non-surgical modalities and newer technologies that permit minimal access resections have led to a resurgence in surgery. This paper provides an overview of the role of surgery in head and neck cancer practice.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Address for correspondence: Prof Jarrod Homer, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK E-mail: jarrod.j.homer@manchester.ac.uk

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Surgery in head and neck cancer: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines

  • J J Homer (a1) (a2) and M J Fardy (a3)

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