Medical News Today - "Swallowing Exercises Help Head And Neck Cancer Patients, Short-Term"

 – April 19, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

The April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery reports that patients who undergo chemoradiation therapy (CRT), who perform specific swallowing exercises after their CRT, experience a short-term improvement in swallowing. The study also reveals that after nine or twelve months of treatment, there was no substantial difference in swallowing function amongst patients of the intervention and the control group. In a randomized, controlled trial, Tamar Kotz, MS, CCC-SLP, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and her team examined 26 patients with head and neck cancer who were receiving CRT. Learn more