Head and Neck Cancer—The Patient Perspective
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.