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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Head and Neck Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Staging and Diagnosing
  • Key Questions in Making Treatment Decisions
  • Surgical Interventions, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in the Context of COVID-19
  • New Chemotherapy Options
  • Concurrent Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, in the Context of COVID-19
  • The Role of Clinical Trials, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Guidelines & Tips for the Care of Your Teeth, Gums & Mouth
  • Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation
  • Managing Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort and Pain
  • Nutritional Concerns & Tips
  • The Importance of Communicating with Your Health Care Team: Key Questions to Ask about Your Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • The Increasing Role of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & Making Your List of Questions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Terry A. Day, MD, FACS

Wendy and Keith Wellin Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Surgery, Professor and Director, Division of Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center


Krzysztof Misiukiewicz, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Mount Sinai Hospital


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


Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Amanda Hollinger, MPA

Executive Director, Head & Neck Cancer Alliance


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on 2021-04-28.

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