This book presents in a comprehensive way cur- the clinical care of the patient with head and neck rent advances in the management of neoplasia cancer involvement and/or its complications. and associated complications of the head and Today's complex treatments in oncology re- neck. A broad range of clinical considerations is quire a comprehensive approach to effect a posi- discussed following overviews of relevant basic tive result for the cancer patient whose facial biologic issues and the roles of various disci- appearance and function are compromised. We plines. Each chapter has been structured to trust that physicians, dentists, nurses, dental "stand by itself"; at the same time, obvious rela- hygienists, and individuals in the supportive ser- tionships with other chapters have been noted. vices involved in the management of the cancer We are pleased that this book represents, in our patient will find this book beneficial. opinion, a truly multidisciplinary approach to Xl I. INTRODUCTION 1. CANCER, ITS COMPLICATIONS, AND THE HEAD AND NECK Stephen T.
Sanis Few diseases are as complex in their biology, tumors, such as colorectal cancers, seems physiology, pathology, or management as can- equivocal . cer [1, 2]. In addition, the disease concurrently has extensive psychological impact on patients.
I. Introduction.- 1. Cancer, its complications, and the head and neck.- 2. Pathology of malignancy.- 3. Biology and biochemistry of metastatic cells.- II. Principles Of Management.- 4. Principles of surgical oncology.- 5. Principles of radiation therapy.- 6. Principles of chemotherapy.- 7. Principles of immunology.- 8. Principles of bone marrow transplantation.- 9. Principles of infection management.- III. Diagnosis And Management Of Head And Neck Neoplasia.- 10. Initial detection and evaluation: intraoral neoplasms.- 11. Initial detection and evaluation: extraoral neoplasms.- 12. Diagnostic radiology for head and neck neoplasms with emphasis on computerized tomography.- 13. Neoplasms of the salivary glands.- 14. Nonmucosal neoplasms of the maxillofacial region.- 15. Surgical management of head and neck neoplasia.- 16. Radiotherapeutic management of head and neck neoplasia.- 17. Chemotherapeutic management of head and neck neoplasia.- 18. Assessment of success of treatment of head and neck neoplasia.- IV. Head And Neck Complications Of Cancer Therapy.- 19. Oral complications associated with hematologic neoplasms and their treatment.- 20. Head and neck neurologic complications of malignancy.- 21. Head and neck complications of bone marrow transplantation.- 22. Oral complications of radiation therapy.- V. Supportive Care.- 23. Prosthetic management.- 24. Standards for nursing care of the oral cavity.- 25. Psychosocial effect of cancer on the patient and the family.- 26. Nutrition in the patient with compromised oral function.- Appendix: Staging of head and neck neoplasia.