Purpose of This Summary
This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about oral cancer prevention. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions.
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Added text to state that in a second study, patients were identified in a SEER database and at median follow-up of 64 months, radiation therapy did not appear to increase the risk of cardiac mortality or secondary malignancy, nor did routine use of postoperative radiation therapy appear to improve long-term survival (cited Fernandes et al. as reference 20).
Added Igawa et al. as reference 10.
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