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Common Complications in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

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Patient having head and neck CT scanned.
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Physical therapist helping patient with shoulder range of motion.
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Spinal Accessory Nerve Palsy and Shoulder Problems


Man having difficulties moving mouth.
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Trismus, or Difficulty With Mouth-related Movement


Highlighted neck spasm.
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Cervical Dystonia, Muscle Spasms, and Neuropathies


Man doesn't want to eat his bowl of pasta.
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Change in Taste or Inability to Taste


Doctor holding model of esophagus.
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Swallowing Issues: Dysphagia, Aspiration, and Stricture


Image of stomach with bubbling gastric acid.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)


Man holding his head against spinning background, vertigo concept.
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Hearing Loss, Vertigo, and Vestibular Neuropathy


Highlighted lymphatic system of females head and neck.
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Lymphedema, or Swelling From Buildup of Lymphatic Fluid


Fatigued woman face down on couch.
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Fatigue


Woman waking up well before she has too.
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Sleep Disturbance or Apnea


Man at dentist for check up.
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Dental Care


Woman comparing mouthwashes at the supermarket.
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Mouth Problems: Xerostomia, Osteonecrosis, and Oral Infections


Person with multiple neck scars, treating them.
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Body and Self-image Concerns


Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

@judithebbert

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.