The prevalence of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer continues to rise worldwide, related to the increase in consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other carcinogenic products. However, there has also been a significant reduction in mortality due to increasing awareness, early diagnosis and advances in treatments. This second edition of a bestseller reviews every aspect of the diagnosis and treatment of the orofacial cancer patient. As with the first edition, the book is organized in three parts, covering Pathology and Biology, Clinical Management, and Outcomes and Follow-up.
Part I: Pathology and Biology. Global epidemiology. Etiology and risk factors. Clinical features and diagnosis. Histopathology. Molecular pathology. Part II Clinical Management. Clinical evaluation and differential diagnosis. Workup and Staging. Factors affecting choice of treatment. Management of potentially malignant disorders of the mouth and oropharynx. Cervical lymph nodes. Surgical approached to oral cavity and oropharynx. Radiotherapy. Chemotherapy. Complications of treatment and their management. Reconstructive Surgery: Soft tissue. Reconstructive Surgery: Mandible. Reconstructive Surgery: Maxilla. Palliative care for head and neck cancer. Part III Outcomes and Follow-up. Oncologic Outcomes. Functional outcomes and rehabilitation. Prognostic Nomograms. Prosthetic restoration and rehabilitation. Prevention.
The production is of an excellent quality. The book contains many clinical, surgical, and histopathological coloured figures, graphs, tables which enhance the information and readability of each chapter. This book remains timely and appropriate for all clinicians, surgical and non-surgical, clearly documenting the state of the art of modern-day diagnosis, treatment and management of patients who present with an oral and/or oropharyngeal cancer. This volume should be available for referencing in all cancer centres, which undertake treatment of patients presenting with head and neck cancer.
Professor Patrick J Bradley, MBA FRCS, Emeritus Honorary Professor of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery The University of Nottingham, UK, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology