Rehabilitation Needs of Patients with Oropharyngeal Cancer

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Abstract

Swallowing and swallowing-related impairments present important posttreatment challenges in individuals undergoing organ preservation therapy for head and neck cancer. Literature pertinent to this topic is reviewed. A protocol for treatment of speech and swallowing deficits related to oropharyngeal cancer and treatment performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital is described. Data collected from a sample of oropharyngeal patients with cancer, with and without human papillomavirus-related disease, are summarized. Future directions for further study of this population are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-878
Number of pages16
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

Keywords

  • Dysphagia
  • Functional outcomes
  • HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
  • Quality of life
  • Swallowing
  • Xerostomia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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