A consensus panel of physicians who treat patients reporting sinus and facial pain strongly recommend the use of all diagnostic tools available to determine the root cause of the headache-whether it is neurological or physiological, migraine or sinus.
Doctors who deal with head and neck surgery often are the ones to first diagnose and potentially treat a variety of facial lesions-and they are more and more often finding themselves dealing with lentigo maligna.
Targeted therapy in addition to radiation may be a viable approach to head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, although more research is needed before such treatment becomes part of the standard of care, according to experts interviewed for this article.
Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who have no history of tobacco or significant alcohol use appear to be more likely to present with earlier disease and smaller initial T-stage, but have worse than expected outcomes.
The use of positron emission tomography (PET) is not sensitive enough to warrant routine use in post-curative chemoradiation therapy diagnosis of patients with node-positive head and neck cancer, according to researchers in the field.