Cancer Treatment Centers of America

January 2014 - Head and neck cancer

  Issue #87, January 2014      
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Palliative care for head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer patients often have more extensive needs than patients with other types of cancer. The disease can cause many unpleasant symptoms, as a result of tumor growth or as a side effect of treatment. Palliative care, also called symptom management or supportive care, addresses ways to improve the comfort and quality of life of patients.

It takes a team: Addressing head and neck cancer symptoms

If you have head and neck cancer, you may be dealing with a number of unpleasant symptoms as a result of the disease itself and/or treatments. An interdisciplinary care team can help you manage side effects and maintain your quality of life in different ways.

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Recipe of the Month

Looking for something that’s easy to drink and tastes good too? Try this chocolate peanut butter banana shake.

Did You Know?

Infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) causes more than half of all cases of oropharyngeal cancer, a type of head and neck cancer. Get the facts about HPV.


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