Swallowing Evaluation of the Patient With Head and Neck Cancer Individuals with head and neck cancer are vulnerable to experiencing various issues with swallowing related to their tumor and the modality used to treat their cancer. The speech-language pathologist plays a very important role in ensuring that these individuals are swallowing to their maximum-tolerated oral diet. This article highlights how ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2013
Swallowing Evaluation of the Patient With Head and Neck Cancer
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  • Landera Mario Alberto
    Otolaryngology, University of Miami Miami, FL
  • Jocelyn Odlum
    Otolaryngology, University of Miami Miami, FL
  • Donna S. Lundy
    Otolaryngology, University of Miami Miami, FL
  • Disclosure: Mario Alberto Landera, Jocelyn Odlum, and Donna D. Lundy have no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Mario Alberto Landera, Jocelyn Odlum, and Donna D. Lundy have no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   June 01, 2013
Swallowing Evaluation of the Patient With Head and Neck Cancer
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2013, Vol. 22, 53-60. doi:10.1044/sasd22.2.53
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2013, Vol. 22, 53-60. doi:10.1044/sasd22.2.53

Individuals with head and neck cancer are vulnerable to experiencing various issues with swallowing related to their tumor and the modality used to treat their cancer. The speech-language pathologist plays a very important role in ensuring that these individuals are swallowing to their maximum-tolerated oral diet. This article highlights how the speech-language pathologist continuously assesses these individuals before, during, after, and, in some cases, many years beyond when their treatment ends.

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