Dysphagia is the term used by healthcare professionals to describe difficulties in swallowing function. Patients with head and neck cancer must undergo treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical removal of the cancerous tumor. These treatments can have a significant impact on the muscles essential for swallowing.
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At The Voice and Swallowing Center’s Head and Neck Dysphagia Clinic, our multidisciplinary team of otolaryngologists, laryngologists and speech-language pathologists have expertise in evaluating and treating patients with head and neck cancer before, during and following these treatments. Early intervention — even prior to surgery or radiation therapy — is essential to maintain optimum swallowing function despite the typical side effects from the treatments.
Should you have additional questions about our clinic or The Voice and Swallowing Center, please call us at 704-295-3345. Our staff is happy to provide more information and answer any questions you may have.