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RATIONALE: Collecting information about the impact of lymphedema on symptoms, functional status, and quality of life after treatment in patients with head and neck cancer may help doctors learn more about the disease and plan the best treatment.
- To examine the association of secondary lymphedema, symptoms, functional status, and quality of life after treatment in patients with head and neck cancer.
- To examine the possible factors contributing to the development of secondary lymphedema in these patients.
OUTLINE: Participants undergo a physical and external (e.g., submental area) and internal (e.g., larynx, pharynx, and oral cavity) lymphedema examination. Demographics, background, and lymphedema treatment information are also collected. Participants' medical records with head and neck cancer information and treatment are reviewed.
Participants complete surveys on Vanderbilt Head and Neck Symptom (VHNSS), Lymphedema Symptom Intensity and Distress Survey Head and Neck (LSIDS-HN), Functional Assessment Cancer Therapy-Head Neck (FACT-HN), Quality of Life Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Body Image Scale.
medical chart review, survey administration, assessment of therapy complications, quality-of-life assessment
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center - Cool Springs
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:38-0400
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