Head and Neck Cancer—The Patient Perspective

  • Sally Lapiduss
  • Francesca Bartoccini
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 174)


The following chapter details diagnosis, treatment, and aftermath from a head and neck cancer patient’s point of view. It illustrates the potential daily challenges of undergoing treatment while coping with the diagnosis of cancer. The toxicities of treatment and recovery from them are described to better inform treating physicians, as well as counsel future patients on the preparation needed for a successful outcome. We acknowledge each patient has a unique story to tell. This is one patient’s story.


Survivorship Head and neck cancer Patient perspective Chemoradiation toxicity Quality of life 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Los AngelesUSA

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