Esophageal Cancer: Implications for Communication/Swallowing
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Esophageal cancer and its treatments may result in functional impairments related to speech, swallowing, and other areas of concern to speech-language pathologists. This session discusses the esophageal cancer diagnosis and issues the SLP needs to consider while caring for patients with this specific type of cancer.
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:
- identify presenting signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer
- define the role of the SLP in the care of patients with esophageal cancer
- describe common side effects during esophageal cancer care and how these impact the patient's communication/swallowing in the short and long term
You'll get online access to all the course content,
including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from
Self-assessment—Think about what you
learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new
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