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What advice can you offer to help me live with the effects of head and neck cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many options

Living after treatment requires attention to rehabilitation (swallowing & speech therapy, voice prosthesis if needed); supportive care for chronic side effects (salagen or exovac for mouth dryness, neck or oral exercises for radiation side effects); long-term dental and oral care; lifestyle changes (diet modification- less fat/red meat, more veggies; quit alcohol & smoking; regular exercise, etc).

In brief: Many options

Living after treatment requires attention to rehabilitation (swallowing & speech therapy, voice prosthesis if needed); supportive care for chronic side effects (salagen or exovac for mouth dryness, neck or oral exercises for radiation side effects); long-term dental and oral care; lifestyle changes (diet modification- less fat/red meat, more veggies; quit alcohol & smoking; regular exercise, etc).
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multidisciplinary

The effects of head and neck cancer often stem from post treatment consequences.
Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can have life long consequences and greatly affect your normal everyday activities. I would suggest getting ancillary help- such as speech pathologists, who can help speech and swallowing issues, dietitians, physical therapists, and your medical oncologist- who can organize help.

In brief: Multidisciplinary

The effects of head and neck cancer often stem from post treatment consequences.
Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can have life long consequences and greatly affect your normal everyday activities. I would suggest getting ancillary help- such as speech pathologists, who can help speech and swallowing issues, dietitians, physical therapists, and your medical oncologist- who can organize help.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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