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How to Deal With Speech and Eating Problems After Head and Neck Cancer

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Head and neck MRI
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Human head and neck anatomy model.
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Even the warning signs can affect eating and speech


Speech therapist working with patient.
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Help is available for speech and eating problems


Woman undergoing radiation therapy.
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Head and neck cancer treatment options


Chemo patient drinking warm water.
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Complications vary with treatment type


Surgeon suturing up after neck surgery.
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How surgery can affect your speech and eating abilities


Healthcare worker talking with patient.
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Strategies to reduce complications from surgery


Bowl of sugar free gum.
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Treatments for dry mouth


Man with sore throat.
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Treatments for swallowing problems


Patient trying to eat in hospital.
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Treatments for sense of taste problems


3D illustration of highlighted jaw bone (Mandible)
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Treatments for lockjaw


Support group meeting.
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