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In addition to the Oral Cancer Survivor Calculator, you may be interested in other prediction calculators, which are sometimes called nomograms. Most tools are designed to be used at a specific time point in the cancer diagnosis and treatment experience. This section will be updated periodically, but it may not include every available oral cancer survival calculator.
Other prediction calculators that provide survival estimates are listed below.
- Nomograms to predict 5-year overall survival, risk of cancer-related mortality, and risk of locoregional recurrence in people with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (Montero and colleagues, 2014) – used before surgery in patients who either will or will not receive radiation therapy in addition to surgery. They are based on a number of patient and clinical characteristics (e.g., age, tumor characteristics).
- OncologIQ (prognostic model) – for people with a primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. It provides an individualized estimation of overall survival probability, based on certain patient and clinical characteristics (e.g., age, tumor size). Datema and colleagues, 2013 describes how the calculator was updated and validated in the study Update and external validation of a head and neck cancer prognostic model.
- Nomogram to predict overall survival in individuals with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (Bobdey and colleagues, 2016) - used after surgery to estimate 5-year overall survival. It uses 7 patient and clinical characteristics (e.g., age, disease stage).
- Cleveland Clinic Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma – 5-Year Locoregional Recurrence-Free Survival – for patients after surgery.
After all treatment is done (e.g., both surgery and radiation)
- Predictive nomograms for oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma applying the American Joint Committee on Cancer/Union Internationale Contre le Cancer 8th edition staging system (Balasubramanian, 2021) - this is limited only to people whose cancer was on their tongue.
Choosing whether or not to have radiation after surgery, if radiation is suggested
- Prediction Survival Calculator for Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma – estimates the benefit of adding radiation therapy to surgery, based on specific risk factors for the person. Gross and colleagues, 2008 describes how the calculator was developed and validated in the study Nomogram for deciding adjuvant treatment after surgery for oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.
- Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ®) - Patient Version – general information about this cancer, plus information about stages, recurrence, and treatment options including surgery, radiation therapy, and new therapies (e.g., chemotherapies) being tested in clinical trials.
- American Cancer Society, Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment Information
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Quick Guide™: Oral Cancers (PDF)
- National Cancer Institute Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit (PDQ®) – Patient Version
- National Cancer Institute Smokefree.gov - resources and tools to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: How to Quit
- American Cancer Society, Quitting Tobacco
- National Cancer Institute Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit (PDQ®) – Health Professional Version
- Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer – dedicated to raising awareness and meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients through its resources and publications. 125 chapters throughout the U.S.
- National Cancer Institute: Survivorship – information and resources.
- National Cancer Institute PDQ®: Supportive and Palliative Care – numerous information summaries on topics that may be helpful for a person who has been diagnosed with cancer and his or her loved ones. Topics include cancer pain, anxiety and distress, cancer-related post-traumatic stress, communication in cancer care, depression, family caregivers in cancer, fatigue, and end-of-life care in advanced cancer. Versions are available for patients and for health professionals.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Patient and Caregiver Resources - information and resources.
- American Cancer Society, Support Programs and Services - searchable website to find programs in the geographic area where the person diagnosed with cancer lives.
- American Cancer Society, Cancer Survivors Network - discussion boards, announcements, a member resource library, a chatroom, and other resources.
- Head and Neck Cancer Alliance