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Concurrent palliative care in the surgical management of head and neck cancer.

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Summary of "Concurrent palliative care in the surgical management of head and neck cancer."

Head and neck cancer affects vital functions of speech, swallowing, breathing, and appearance. Overall survival remains poor and symptom burden is high for both patients with incurable disease at the end of life and for long-term survivors. Early and concurrent palliative care helps guide treatment decision making and support quality of life during and after treatment. Both narrative competence and directive counsel can affect the concordance of patient goals and tolerance of treatment and outcomes.

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Name: Journal of surgical oncology
ISSN: 1096-9098
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