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Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy
Date:12/20/2010

t between these patients and healthy subjects, it is encouraging to note that, when day-to-day activities are used as a metric, most patients experience a return to normal or near-normal function," Mouw and colleagues wrote in a journal news release. "Because advances in therapy have led to improved survival in these patients, understanding and controlling adverse effects of treatment should continue to be an active area of investigation," the authors concluded.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about head and neck cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Dec. 20, 2010


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