Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Neoplasms, 3rd Edition
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This edition presents new information, treatment diagrams, techniques, and the latest data on treatment results. An overview of fundamental concepts (from biological to technical) of radiation therapy for head and neck neoplasms is followed by a brief discussion of dental care before, during, and after the therapy. The majority of the book contains site-specific coverage of strategies for managing carcinomas of the head and neck that address applied anatomy, pathology, staging, selection of treatment modalities, radiation methods, technical pointers, and current treatment data. Includes a detailed analysis comparing conventional radiation therapy with altered fractionated radiation therapy.


C.C. WANG, M.D., is Head of the Clinical Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Basic Concepts of Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer.

Technical Considerations of Radiation Therapy of Head and Neck Tumors.

Dental Care of Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy.

Principles and Practice of Altered Fractionation Radiation Therapy.

Cancer of the Skin.

Cancer of the Oral Cavity.

Carcinoma of the Oropharynx.

Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx.

Carcinoma of the Larynx.

Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx.

Tumors of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses.

Tumors of the Salivary Glands.

Carcinoma in Cervical Node with Unknown Primary.

Tumors of the Temporal Bone and Skull Base.

Miscellaneous Tumors.

Tumors of the Eye.

Complications of Radiation Therapy.

Future Prospects of Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Tumors.