After completion of staging, in some
hospitals, patients may be discussed
in a multidisciplinary tumour board,
comprising surgeons, medical
oncologists, radiation oncologists,
pathologists, radiologists and nuclear
medicine physicians. All treatment
options will be presented to patients,
together with recommendations.
Stage 1 and 2 cancers are considered
early-stage disease and a single
modality of treatment is usually
sufficient. This may be surgery or
radiotherapy. Chemotherapy alone is
not the treatment of choice for head
and neck cancers.
Stage 3 and 4 cancers are considered
advanced-stage disease and require
multiple modality treatment.
This involves various combinations of
surgery, radiation and chemotherapy:
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