Rehabilitation for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
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Patients with head and neck cancer can experience pain and disability from cancer treatment that can affect their quality of life. This session discusses the current standard treatment for head and neck cancer, as well as common complications – including dysphagia, lymphedema, radiation fibrosis, and trismus – to inform the SLP’s assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning and implementation.
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:
- describe current standard treatment for head and neck cancer
- identify symptoms and proper management of trismus, lymphedema, and radiation fibrosis
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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