Case profile: Profile of the localisation, planning and treatment of a patient with SCC of the right tonsil.

Furniss, C.M and Hulse, Mark (2014) Case profile: Profile of the localisation, planning and treatment of a patient with SCC of the right tonsil. Imaging & Therapy Practice (Feb 14). pp. 20-23. ISSN 2052-0727

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Abstract

The patient consented to radiotherapy treatment with concurrent weekly cisplatin and was prescribed 65 Gray (Gy) in 30 fractions (#) and six cycles of concomitant cisplatin. pi 6 (cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A) positive tonsil SCC is associated with a good prognosis, being associated with improved two year failure-free and disease-free survival compared to pi 6-negative and is now used as a prognostic tool6,7. Palliative treatment and care is concerned with treating symptoms caused by the disease, and maintaining the patient's quality of life33. [...]the benefit of treatment options versus any potential side effects, along with existing co-morbidities and patient status must be considered when making treatment decisions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radiotherapy
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 12:56
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/556

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