Expert Consensus Statement: Management of Dysphagia in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Johns Hopkins speech language pathologist (SLP) Rina Abrams recaps a consensus statement by dysphagia experts that was recently published in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. The statement focuses on the management of dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer, to address controversies and suggest opportunities for quality improvement. Care provided by a multidisciplinary team is preferred for optimal care, including evaluations by an SLP and a registered dietitian before, during and after head and neck cancer treatment to guide diet recommendations and prophylactic and therapeutic interventions. Read the full statement here.

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Rina Abrams, MS.

Rina Abrams, MS

Speech Language Pathologist

EXPERTISE Alaryngeal Speech Restoration, Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation, Head and Neck Cancers, Speech and Language Impairments, Speech Language Pathology, Swallowing Disorders

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