Managing Speech and Swallowing Difficulties Resulting from Head and Neck Cancer
by Jan S. Lewin, PhD
Head and neck cancer often results in significant functional changes in speech, voice, and swallowing. These problems can occur as a result of the disease but also because of the treatment. It is important to have a thorough and realistic understanding of the functional effects of treatment because the restoration of communication and the ability to swallow may be critical to your treatment decision.
Finding a New Normal after Esophageal Cancer
by Penny Damaskos, LCSW, OSW-C
Survival rates for all cancers are on the rise, including those for people diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer survivors face many of the same quality of life issues that all cancer survivors face: the need to make adjustments in the physical, psychological, and practical realms.