Small Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck: Comparing Incidence and Survival Trends Based on Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Data

Conclusion.Compared with SCCHN, SmCCHN carries a worse survival and is more likely to present with more advanced stage.Implications for Practice.Small cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SmCCHN) is a rare subtype of head and neck cancer. In this Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data analysis, the characteristics and survival of SmCCHN are compared with those of the common squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Results show that SmCCHN carries a worse prognosis and tends to present at a more advanced stage; SmCCHN also is ten times more likely to originate from the salivary glands. These findings may have implications for clinical practice, as location of the tumor may strongly associate with the pathologic diagnosis. If a SmCCHN is diagnosed, a disseminated disease is likely; hence vigilance in staging procedures is indicated.
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Head and Neck Cancers Source Type: research

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Source: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Biochim Pol - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Acta Biochim Pol Source Type: research
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