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Head and neck cancer audit: large variances in survival rates reported

 

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Head and neck cancer audit: large variances in survival rates reported

The national head and neck cancer audit has found that the four year crude survival rate from the head and neck group of cancers ranged from over 60% in patients diagnosed with cancer of the voice box (larynx) to only 33% in patients with cancer of the hypopharynx (the area where the larynx and oesophagus meet).

The audit confirmed the link between improved survival rates and early diagnosis and treatment.