Eating During Head and Neck Cancer Treatment May Provide Better Outcomes

While eating during treatment for head and neck cancer may be uncomfortable, Giselle Carnaby, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP, ASHA fellow and professor at University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs, emphasizes that it is vitally important.

While eating during treatment for head and neck cancer may be uncomfortable, Giselle Carnaby, PhD, MPH, CCC-SLP, ASHA fellow and professor at University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs, emphasizes that it is vitally important. Results of a study, led by Carnaby, showed that by keeping swallowing mechanisms engaged by choosing to chew and swallow during radiation, patients are more likely to have better outcomes.

Results of a study, led by Carnaby, showed that by keeping swallowing mechanisms engaged by choosing to chew and swallow during radiation, patients are more likely to have better outcomes.