Initial Staging for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Mouth, Larynx and Pharynx (Except Nasopharynx) Part 3: General Assessment

This clinical practice guideline is part 3 of a 3 part series on the initial staging of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx (excluding nasopharynx). This guideline discusses screening, assessment and initial management of risk factors (smoking, alcohol, HPV), frequent medical comorbidities, nutritional status, social and psychological status, dental status, pain and possible anemia. The guideline also outlines chemotherapy work-up and work-up for microanastomosed free-flap cervicofacial reconstruction.