Causes of death of patients with laryngeal cancer

Alfio Ferlito, Missak Haigentz, Patrick J. Bradley, Carlos Suárez, Primož Strojan, Gregory T. Wolf, Kerry D. Olsen, William M. Mendenhall, Vanni Mondin, Juan P. Rodrigo, Carsten C. Boedeker, Marc Hamoir, Dana M. Hartl, Jennifer L. Hunt, Kenneth O. Devaney, Lester D.R. Thompson, Alessandra Rinaldo, Robert P. Takes

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Despite remarkable advances in the care of patients with laryngeal cancer over the past several decades, including a growing awareness of therapeutic complications and attention to quality of life, little is known about the causes of mortality in this population. In addition to the laryngeal malignancy itself, acute and late or chronic treatment-associated causes, second primary cancers, intercurrent disease and psychosocial factors are all responsible for patient morbidity and mortality. We examine the current literature related to the causes of death in patients with laryngeal cancer, in the hope of guiding future interventions to improve the longevity and quality of life of individuals with this cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-434
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014


  • Cause of death
  • Comorbidity
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Mortality
  • Suicide
  • Toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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