Cancer and Its Impact on Communication and Swallowing
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This session provides an overview of oncology as it relates to speech-language pathology. The speaker discusses the types of cancer commonly associated with communication and/or swallowing difficulties as well as the treatments used to manage each type, emphasizing how treatment toxicities may affect communication and/or swallowing. The session also discusses the roles and responsibilities of the SLP as part of a multidisciplinary cancer care team.
This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”
You will be able to:
- discuss what types of cancer may lead to functional deficits related to communication and/or swallowing
- define the role of the SLP on the oncology care team
- describe common side effects during cancer care and how these affect the patient in the short and long term
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
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