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Lokalizacja nowotworów głowy i szyi oraz jej znaczenia dla skutecznej terapii logopedycznej
The influence of the tumor location of HNC (head and neck cancer) on effective speech and swallow therapy

Author(s): Dominika Kozłowska
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: head and neck cancer; dysphagia; speech therapy; swallow therapy; abnormal articulation
Summary/Abstract: The author describes functional disorders of the mouth, throat and larynx after oncological treatment of head and neck cancer. This work presents the significance of the location for undertaking the appropriate speech therapy and the therapy schedule and its most important assumptions. Interdisciplinary treatment of head and neck cancer leads to improved prognosis and survival of patients. However, radical treatment is associated with a significant reduction in the quality of life. In order to obtain the maximum improvement in the quality of life of patients, it is crucial to start speech therapy and physiotherapy during the treatment and continue it after its completion.

  • Page Range: 141-150
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish