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Table 4 Pattern of treatment failure

From: Selective use of postoperative neck radiotherapy in oral cavity and oropharynx cancer: a prospective clinical study

Failure n (%) Post-treatment months (range) Prognostic factors Localization (n)
Nodal failure 15 (20) 10.2 (6–19) Age > 62 yrs (p 0.002) -
Local failure 9 (12) 11.4 (7–23) Oral c. (tongue) (p = 0.042) -
Distal failure 7 (9) 11.7 (6–20) - Lung (5)
Bone (1)
Skin (1)
Second primary tumor 3 (4) 25 (11–46) - Lung (2)
  Bladder (1)