Trends in Head and Neck Cancer.- Treatment Related Patient Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer.- Quality of Life Implications in Head and Neck Cancer.- Mental Health in Head and Neck Cancer.- Disfigurement.- Impact of Communication and Swallowing Dysfunction.- The Impact of Nutrition on Patient Outcomes.- The Impact of Pain.- Considerations in Advanced and Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer.- Financial Impact of Cancer Treatment.- Instruments for Quality of Life and Mental Health Assessment.- Multidisciplinary Care.- The Role of Importance of the Head Neck Oncology Nurse Navigator.- In Their Words.
This volume serves to help readers understand and address factors that contribute to the psychological distress and negative self-perception of patients with head and neck cancer to improve their quality of life. It explores many of these issues in depth, such as the trends in diagnosis of head and neck cancer, disfigurement, advances and outcomes associated with minimally invasive surgery, long-term quality of life and functional outcomes, issues related to cancer pain, importance and impact of nutrition, how reconstructive advances effect functional outcomes, the impact of cancer recurrence, and financial consequences of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Head and Neck Cancer: Psychological and Psychosocial Effects will help otolaryngologists, oncologists, surgeons, psychologists and healthcare professionals define the unique issues associated with the HNC patient population, discuss pertinent data, outline key aspects of high quality care in this population, and to draw attention to necessary future investigations and developments.
Christopher E. Fundakowski, MD
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University