Head and neck cancers in India

Mitali Dandekar, Vidisha Tuljapurkar, Harsh Dhar, Aru Panwar, Anil K. DCruz

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Head and neck cancers constitute a third of the cancer burden in India. These cancers have unique patient characteristics, presentation, and etiological differences from those in the West. Socioeconomic constraints, large patient population, scarcity of trained health workers, and inadequate infrastructure are major challenges faced in the management of these cancers. Despite these constraints, patients are treated with evidence based guidelines that are tailored to the local scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-563
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


  • India
  • head and cancers
  • tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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