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Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jul;63(3):220-2. doi: 10.1007/s12070-011-0259-x. Epub 2011 May 5.

Effect of Palliative Drug Therapy on Quality of life in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Patients.

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  • 1Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIHT University) Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 248140 Uttaranchal India.


Advanced cancer patients are managed by palliative care and its main aim is to provide best possible quality of life to the patients by symptom management. Pain is the most agonizing symptom experienced by advanced head and neck cancer patients. Control of pain hence requires more attention by the caregiver in order to improve their quality of life. Recently quality of life issues have emerged as a main focus of cancer treatment as compared to conventional increase in survival rate. This study mainly focuses on the effect of palliative drug therapy on quality of life.


Advanced head and neck cancer; Palliative drug therapy; Quality of life

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