Early squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx is a rare clinical entity, and the appropriate treatment strategy is not well known. Therefore, a national survey on the current status of treatment of early hypopharyngeal cancer was performed in 2003. We sent questionnaires to 118 main radiotherapy facilities in Japan and 59 (50%) responses were analyzed. Radical radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy was chosen as an initial treatment for stage I disease in 80% of institutions, and for stage II disease in 50% of institutions. Radiotherapy techniques varied widely depending on institutions. The role of radiotherapy in the management of early hypopharyngeal cancer should be established.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of JASTRO|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging