[Quality of life in treated head and neck cancer patients]
Sixty-Seven patients with head and neck cancer have been studied with respect to their quality of life after their treatment. The Grogono Woodgate index was used to evaluate their quality of life, the quality of life of patients treated for laryngeal cancer was excellent, even if they underwent total laryngectomy. On the contrary, however, patients who had hypopharyngeal cancer and had undergone a pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy had the lowest indices. As for patients with an oral cancer, their indices were high if the cancer was being controlled by radiotherapy.
Ono, I; Kaneko, T; Ebihara, S; Saitou, H; Yoshizumi, T; Ohyama, W; Saikawa, M
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