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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXV/205: 037-038 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXV/205: 037-038

Title: Tumor markers used in the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and prognosis head and neck cancer

Authors: Kopczyński P., Flieger R.

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Tumor markers used in the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and prognosis head and neck cancer


Kopczyński P., Flieger R. Medical

University of Poznań, Poland, Orthodontic Miniscrews Laboratory of Department of Maxillofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics

Cancer is currently the second to heart disease and vascular cause of death and observed tends to increase the number of cases. The cause of high mortality from cancer it is too late malignant diagnosis. In the case of head and neck cancers at diagnosis in about 40% of patients found to have metastatic lymph nodes within. Therefore, an important issue for modern oncology is the early diagnosis of the diseasecancer. Currently high hopes for the early detection and diagnosis of treatmen cancer is put in simple, accessible and lowcost testing to determine the biochemical tumor markers.
The aim of the study
was to examine the latest reports on biochemical markers useful in cancer diagnosis, disease staging, prognosis and monitoring the treatment of the most common cancers of the head and neck.
Materials and methods
. The material consisted of references of the last 17 years. Criterion search accounted for password: biochemical tumor markers, diagnostics, monitoring treatment of cancer. 10 of 90 works were selected to examine.
Conclusions
. Usefulness of biochemical tumor markers in monitoring course of the disease and evaluation of treatment effectiveness was demonstrated. In combination with other diagnostic methods as they apply to screening, as well as in the detection of cancer in the study population.

Key words: biochemical tumor markers, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, cancer

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