Higher Education

Swallowing Intervention in Oncology, 1st Edition

  • Paula A. Sullivan, M.S. Adjunct Asst. Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Univ. of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Arthur M. Guilford, Ph.D. Professor/Chair, Dept. of Communcation Sciences and Disosrders, Univ. of S. Florida, Tampa, FL
  • ISBN-10: 1565937511  |  ISBN-13: 9781565937512
  • 398 Pages
  • © 1999 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $243.75



Cancer and its treatments typically have multiple and devastating effects on swallowing, speech, voice, language, respiratory and hearing systems. The successful management and rehabilitation of this challenging and high-risk patient population requires team-based collaboration and clinical expertise. Including contributions from skilled multidisciplinary experts, Swallowing Intervention in Oncology is a valuable resource providing medical and health care professionals with comprehensive and pertinent clinical information. It is the first text to discuss completely and thoroughly the causes and treatment of dysphagia in persons with head and neck cancer, emphasizing the absolute need for successful team management.

Features and Benefits

  • The only text available on swallowing and communication in all major disease sites
  • Provides pertinent and clinically relevant information for health care professionals working with cancer patients throughout the entire continuum of oncology care
  • Includes practical strategies for the successful management and rehabilitation of this challenging patient population and team-based collaboration
  • Includes contributions from mutlispecialty oncology experts

Table of Contents

Foreword by John C. Rosenbek, Ph.D. Introduction to Cancer: Oncology Principles and Management. The Care Team in Oncology. Chemotherapy. Radiation Therapy in Oncologic Management with Special Emphasis on Head and Neck Carcinoma. Primary Brain Tumors in Adults and Children. Effects of Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer. Esophageal Carcinoma. Lung Cancer. Leukemia and Lymphoma. Disorders of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract Associated with High Dose Therapy and Stem Cell Transplantation. Oral Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease. Nursing Management. Nutritional Support of the Cancer Patient. Pharmacologic Considerations. Focus on Swallowing and Communication Disorders. Care of the child with Early Onset of Cancer. Hearing Management. Rehabilitation of Speech and Voice Deficits Following Cancer Treatments. Clinical Dysphagia Intervention. Caring for Patients at the End of Life. Shaping the Future.