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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Oral, Head & Neck Cancer, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Staging & Diagnosing
  • Key Questions in Making Treatment Decisions
  • Surgical Interventions, including Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, in the Context of COVID-19
  • New Chemotherapy Options
  • Concurrent Chemotherapy & 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 & Swallowing Rehabilitation
  • Managing Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & 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 & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Terry A. Day, MD, FACS

Director, Head and Neck Oncology, Sarah Cannon National Group, Head & Neck Specialists, Sarah Cannon

Krzysztof Misiukiewicz, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Clinical Director of Research in Head and Neck, Clinical Director of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics (CPCT), The Tisch Cancer Institute, Chairman of the Oncology Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

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

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Amanda N. Hollinger, MPA

Executive Director, Head & Neck Cancer Alliance

Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


You can download the brochure for this workshop (pdf)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 01, 2022.

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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.

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