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Psychosocial and Quality of Life Issues in Dysphagia

  • Sunitha Daniel
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Abstract

Head and neck cancer (HNC) patients usually present with a wide range of symptoms which include those related to disease as such, toxicities of treatment or its long-term sequelae. Though some problems are common to all cancers, there are a number of issues which are unique to head and neck cancer patients which merit special consideration [1]. Dysphagia is the most common chronic side effect of chemoradiotherapy treatment for HNC [2]. This chapter aims to deal with the psychosocial and quality of life issues associated with dysphagia and the management strategies.

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  • Sunitha Daniel
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  1. 1.Department of Palliative MedicineAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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