Treatment-related toxicities in older adults with head and neck cancer: A population-based analysis
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Head and Neck Neoplasms
In this population-based cohort of older adults with HNSCC, the rates of acute toxicities and feeding tube use in patients receiving CTRT were considerable. It is possible that for certain older patients, the potential benefit of adding chemotherapy to RT does not outweigh the harms of this combined-modality therapy.