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Table 5 Mean cost of post-operative treatment for resected SCCHN patient by cancer site

From: Economic burden of resected squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in an incident cohort of patients in the UK

Followed year after resection Lip Tongue Oral cavity Pharynx Larynx SCCHN
Number of patients 1,250 2,167 2,372 2,304 3,310 11,403
   Secondary Surgery 176 328 318 185 489 328
   Reconstructive surgery 2,368 2,152 5,411 2,283 843 2,502
   Radiotherapy 38 203 183 325 189 201
   Chemotherapy 13 110 82 217 92 113
   Chemo related condition       
Anemia 4 45 53 71 37 45
Neutropenia 6 78 32 101 23 49
Thrombocytopenia 5 56 48 82 37 48
Nausea/Emesis 3 16 15 43 10 18
Mucositis 3 6 14 9 1 6
Pain 2 29 26 28 32 26
  23 230 188 333 139 192
   Inpatient stay 2,180 14,888 16,961 21,424 26,691 18,642
Inpatient care cost (£) 4,798 17,910 23,143 24,766 28,443 21,978
   Outpatient visit       
General surgery 87 66 78 61 77 73
Oral surgery 508 959 1,337 337 55 603
Restorative dentistry 38 88 206 116 29 95
Oral and maxillo facial surgery 68 167 200 52 9 94
Plastic surgery 124 22 21 22 14 31
Pain management 0 0 0 0 0 0
General medicine 107 98 101 99 130 109
Palliative medicine 9 43 39 91 45 48
Medical oncology 38 90 94 164 129 111
Radiology 1 2 2 3 1 2
  980 1,535 2,078 943 490 1,167
   Radiotherapy 11 46 80 107 34 57
   Chemotherapy 1 2 9 11 14 9
Outpatient care cost (£) 992 1,583 2,168 1,061 538 1,233
Total cost (£) 5,790 19,493 25,311 25,827 28,981 23,212