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Physical Therapy Challenges in Head and Neck Cancer.

07:00 EST 1st January 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Physical Therapy Challenges in Head and Neck Cancer."

Treatment sequelae such as trismus, shoulder dysfunction syndrome resulting from spinal accessory nerve palsy, and radiotherapy-induced neck fibrosis are often overlooked when in the management of head and neck cancer patients. This chapter examines these underappreciated issues and their corresponding physical therapy intervention based on current evidence. Head and neck cancer survivors must contend with these disabilities for years after treatment has been concluded. A few quit their jobs which puts a tremendous burden on them and their families with a diminished quality of life. The physical rehabilitative needs of head and neck cancer patients and useful interventions to help meet them are addressed.

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Name: Cancer treatment and research
ISSN: 0927-3042
Pages: 209-223

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