Head and Neck Cancer

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Some people with head and neck cancer who are undergoing radiation feel that the taste of strawberry is better preserved.

8 Tips for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer

8 Swallowing Tips for Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Speech-Language Pathologists provide “life-altering” evaluations and treatments, according to The American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA) in their promotion of May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM). ASHA raises awareness about the difficulties people of all ages have with hearing, communicating, and feeding/eating/swallowing. When I hear “life-altering,” I especially think about the diagnosis of head and neck cancer. […]

Road sign pointing out "New Invention" - which is needed in dysphagia research

3 Thrilling New Areas of Dysphagia Research

3 Thrilling Talks from Dysphagia Research Society Post-Graduate Course: Integrating the Art and Science of Swallowing with Technology Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Chicago, IL by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com The Wednesday, March 11th Post-Graduate Course seems so long ago, especially after completing 3 additional full days at the Dysphagia Research Society 23rd Annual Meeting. I dug through my notes and did my homework to put together this blog. I hope to share a […]

HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is changing the face of head and neck cancer.

HPV: Changing the Face of Head & Neck Cancer

HPV is Changing the Face of Head and Neck Cancer: An Emerging Epidemic! by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com (revised April 25, 2017) Young people who do not smoke do NOT get cancer, right? Wrong. We need to have the talk — about sex and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV is changing everything Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) and the medical community know about cancer of the mouth and throat (oropharyngeal cancer). A changing […]