Comprehensive Approach to Oral Cancer is an in-depth reference guide that covers all aspects of the diagnosis and management of oral cancer from a multidisciplinary perspective and on the basis of a strong scientific foundation. By integrating current scientific knowledge into a manual for comprehensive care of the oral cavity cancer patient, this book will fill a substantial void in the literature. Further key features are thorough attention to the practical significance of emerging technology and the inclusion of contributions from authors in diverse geographic locations and practice settings in order to ensure that the guidance is of global relevance.The clearly written text is supported by ample illustrations and by case studies highlighting important practical issues.
This volume addresses a range of multidisciplinary management issues in oral cancer, from imaging and staging through to the roles of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Principles of ablative surgery are explained, and neck dissection and sentinel lymph node biopsy techniques, described. Detailed consideration is also given to the management of complications, the biologic basis of treatment failure, and measures to overcome treatment resistance. The inclusion of resource-stratified guidelines will meet the needs of different geographic regions with varying resources.