The Impact of Time After Radiation Treatment on Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Enrolled in a Swallowing Therapy Program

Swallowing dysfunction after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer can be devastating. This study showed that beginning a swallowing therapy program within 1 year of radiotherapy completion leads to more consistent improvement in quality of life and diet performance compared to if therapy were started later.

Van Daele DJ, Langmore SE, Krisciunas GP, Lazarus CL, Pauloski BR, McCulloch TM, Gramigna GD, Messing BP, Wagner CW, Bell SL

Head and Neck, 2018

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