editore: Taylor & Francis Ltd
There has been an increase in oral cancer, related to the increase in consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other carcinogenic products. There has also been a significant reduction in mortality due to increasing awareness, early diagnosis and advances in treatments. The achievements made in reconstructive surgery have also had an important impact on improvements to the quality of life, and the functions of speech, mastication and swallowing in sufferers. Oral Cancer reviews all the research, clinical and rehabilitation aspects of the treatment of the orofacial cancer patient. Expert guidance is given on appropriate techniques in reconstructive surgery, as well as the latest developments in osseointegrated facial prostheses and speech therapy. This textbook will be of significant value to head and neck surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, otolarygologists and plastic surgeons involved in oncologic surgery. Oral surgeons, dentists and other members of a dental team who provide care to patients with oral cancer will also find Oral Cancer useful.