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Head and Neck Cancer

Psychological and Psychosocial Effects

  • Christopher E. Fundakowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Elizabeth Cottrill, Erin Reilly, Orly Coblens
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ameya A. Jategaonkar, Arvind K. Badhey, Raymond L. Chai
    Pages 21-38
  4. Steven M. Sperry, Nitin A. Pagedar
    Pages 39-57
  5. Christine Mei, Zoukaa Sargi
    Pages 59-81
  6. Charissa Kahue, Nolan Bruce Seim, Kyle Mannion
    Pages 83-106
  7. Barbara Ebersole, Kathleen Moran
    Pages 107-125
  8. Leah Novinger, Lina Nieto, Avinash V. Mantravadi
    Pages 127-143
  9. Aurora Mirabile
    Pages 145-155
  10. Evan M. Graboyes, Avigeet Gupta, Katherine R. Sterba
    Pages 173-186
  11. Marianne Abouyared, Alizabeth Weber, Jeffrey J. Houlton
    Pages 187-198
  12. Yoseph A. Kram, Eric D. Wirtz
    Pages 199-215
  13. Christopher E. Fundakowski
    Pages 223-227
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 229-234

About this book


This volume serves to help readers understand and address factors that contribute to the psychological distress and negative self-perception of patients with head and neck cancer to improve their quality of life. It explores many of these issues in depth, such as the trends in diagnosis of head and neck cancer, disfigurement, advances and outcomes associated with minimally invasive surgery, long-term quality of life and functional outcomes, issues related to cancer pain, importance and impact of nutrition, how reconstructive advances effect functional outcomes, the impact of cancer recurrence, and financial consequences of cancer diagnosis and treatment.    

Head and Neck Cancer: Psychological and Psychosocial Effects will help otolaryngologists, oncologists, surgeons, psychologists and healthcare professionals define the unique issues associated with the HNC patient population, discuss pertinent data, outline key aspects of high quality care in this population, and to draw attention to necessary future investigations and developments.   


Quality of life Mental health Cultural impact Disfigurement Rehabilitory considerations

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher E. Fundakowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

About the editors

Christopher E. Fundakowski, MD 

Associate Professor

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Head and Neck Cancer
  • Book Subtitle Psychological and Psychosocial Effects
  • Editors Christopher E. Fundakowski
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-27880-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-27883-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-27881-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Head and Neck Surgery
    Clinical Psychology
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