As cancer care improves, the field of oncology is focusing more on function and quality of life among cancer survivors. Treatment for head and neck cancer can have a profound impact on personal appearance, mood, communication, eating, and several other key aspects of daily life. As a result, survivorship among head and neck cancer patients is an active area of study. This course will illustrate several important domains in head and neck cancer survivorship, including swallowing, depression, chronic pain, mood, body image concerns, hearing loss, dental health, overall quality of life, and financial toxicity. Using clinical scenarios inspired by real cases, this course will summarize evidence-based best practices for management of these survivorship domains. Upon completion of this course, otolaryngologists and other providers in diverse practice settings will gain confidence in the counseling of head and neck cancer survivors.
Nicole Schmitt, MD
Acting Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Co-director for Translational Research, Head and Neck Program, Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Arvind Badhey, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine