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Table 2 Acute toxicity induced by concurrent chemoradiotherapy.

From: Concurrent radiochemotherapy in advanced hypopharyngeal cancer

  Grade of reaction (% of 41 patients)
Toxicity 0 1 2 3
Acute normal tissue reactions according to RTOG criteria
Organ/Tissue     
   Skin 0 19.5 75.6 4.9
   Mucous membrane 0 4.9 48.8 46.3
   Salivary gland 0 34.1 61.0 4.9
   Pharynx 0 21.9 73.2 4.9
   Larynx 24.4 36.6 39.0 0
Acute toxicity according to WHO criteria
Nonhematological     
   Nausea 46.3 51.2 2.4 0
   Vomiting 63.4 34.1 2.4 0
   Weight loss 0 43.9 53.6 2.4
Hematological     
   Leucopenia 19.5 70.7 9.8 0
   Anemia 36.6 56.1 7.3 0
   Thrombocytopenia 51.2 48.8 0 0
  1. RTOG, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group; WHO, World Health Organization.
  2. * Because of rounding, not all percentages total 100.