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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
  • Staging and Diagnosing
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • New Chemotherapy Options
  • Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Guidelines for Dental Care
  • Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team
  • Importance of Early Detection and Screening

Our Panel of Experts

Marshall R. Posner, MD
Medical Director, Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Gene and Cell Medicine, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ann M. Gillenwater, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
David I. Rosenthal, MD, FACR
Professor, Section Chief, Head and Neck Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Douglas E. Peterson, DMD, PhD, FDS RCSEd
Professor of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, Chair, Program in Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology, Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
Jan S. Lewin, PhD
Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Section Chief, Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Denise Anderson, MS, RD, LD
Senior Clinical Dietitian, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Clinical Nutrition
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C
Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Brochure

You can download the brochure for this workshop (pdf) (208 KB)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 4, 2012.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.