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Oral or Oropharyngeal Cancer | Risk Factors for Speech & Swallowing Difficulties

Purpose:

To identify a patient with a cancer of the mouth or oropharynx who may develop impaired speech and/or swallowing after treatment.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T66

Description:

Suarez-Cunqueiro et al identified risk factors for speech and swallowing impairment following therapy for an oral or oropharyngeal cancer. These can help to identify patients who may need to be followed more carefully following therapy for these complications. The authors are from multiple universities in Germany.

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