Head and Neck Cancer - Jacksonville, FL
- Date: November 16, 2019
- Location: Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Baptist Heart Hospital, 2nd Floor Wolfson Wellness Center 800 Prudential Drive Jacksonville FL 32207
- Contact: Suzie Callan
Cancers of the head and neck account for approximately 4% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States. While survival rates have improved over the past few decades due to improvements in medical management, many individuals must deal with persistent negative effects associated with head and neck cancer and its treatment. Fortunately, many of the negative effects are amendable to rehabilitation. However, a multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach is often needed due to the high frequency, severity and complexity of needs experienced by persons diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists are rehabilitation professionals with the unique skill sets needed to assist persons diagnosed with head and neck cancer. This one day educational session will include lecture and lab activities focusing on 1) the medical management of head and neck cancer and the impact on body structure and function; 2) screening and evaluation of common side effects of head and neck cancer and its treatment; and 3) management of side effects that are amendable to rehabilitation (shoulder and neck dysfunction, TMJ dysfunction/trismus, radiation fibrosis, lymphedema, and cancer related fatigue). Best available evidence for the rehabilitation of patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer will be provided.
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