There has been an increase in oral cancer, related to the increase in consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other carcinogenic products. There has also been a significant reduction in mortality due to increasing awareness, early diagnosis and advances in treatments. The achievements made in reconstructive surgery have also had an important impact on improvements to the quality of life, and the functions of speech, mastication and swallowing in sufferers. Oral Cancer reviews all the research, clinical and rehabilitation aspects of the treatment of the orofacial cancer patient. Expert guidance is given on appropriate techniques in reconstructive surgery, as well as the latest developments in osseointegrated facial prostheses and speech therapy. This textbook will be of significant value to head and neck surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, otolarygologists and plastic surgeons involved in oncologic surgery. Oral surgeons, dentists and other members of a dental team who provide care to patients with oral cancer will also find Oral Cancer useful.
Table of Contents
Pathology and Biology. Global Epidemiology. Etiology and Risk Factors for Oral Cancer. Clinical pathology of Oral Cancer. The histology of Oral Cancer. The Molecular biology of Oral Cancer. Clinical Management . Clinical Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis. Workup and Staging. Factors Affecting Choice of Treatment. Cervical Lymph Nodes. Surgical Approaches to the Oral Cavity. Reconstructive Surgery. Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy. Complications of Treatment and their Management. Palliative Care for Head and Neck Cancer. Outcomes and Follow-Up. Results of Treatment. Functional Outcomes and Rehabilitation. Prosthetic Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Orofacial Cancer Patient. Prevention of Oral Cancer.
'... a valuable addition to the knowledge pool regarding the disease, and an essential operational reference for all members of the dental and maxillo-facial team involved with the management of the oral cancer patient.' - Mark Cutler, The Dental Technician
'... a valuable asset to those involved in the management oral cancer and is strongly recommended for both hospital departments and personal libraries.' - S.G. Langton, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
'... this book is remarkably good value especially with so detailed illustrations. ... thoroughly recommend this book as a reference book in the library of any department that undertakes Head and Neck Surgery' - ENT News
'... this work is described as a "text book which provides state of the art management of oral cancer". A very apt description indeed. ... a valuable addition for everyone employed with the treatment of head and neck cancer.' - Acta Oncologica
'The chapter on surgical resection is very good and clearly illustrated. ... I recommend this book to all head and neck surgical oncologists, although it would be most appropriate for senior trainees and junior consultants.' - British Journal of Surgery
'... an outstanding volume and will undoubtedly find an invaluable place in every department involved in the management of patients with oral cancer.' - Dental Practice