Objective of the study: to investigate the clinical outcome of HNSCC patients, and their hormonal status. Method: The liver function (GGT), hypophysis gonadotrop hormone (FSH, LH, prolactin) and sexsteroid hormone serum levels were examined in 130 male HNSCC patients. Clinical parameters for age, primary tumor site and clinical tumor stage were also recorded. Results: The survival was disadvantageously influenced by the following parameters: age, the presence of lymph node metastasis, advanced tumor stage, the lower than normal testosterone and the higher than normal FSH serum levels. Conclusion: Elevated FSH and decreased testosterone serum levels showed significant correlation with the survival of head and neck cancer patients. The better understanding of their exact role in the biology of HNSCC requires further investigations.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2003|
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