World Journal of
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An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
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Abstract

EFFECT OF RADIATION THERAPY ON SWALLOWING ABILITIES IN NONLARYNGEAL CANCER PATIENTS

Feby Sabu*, Sona M. T., Aleena Mary Jacob, Krishnapriya K. P. and Amritha Ashok

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate swallowing measures in participants undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. An insight on these measures would provide adequate information on rehabilitation measures that can be designed for these participants post treatment. Materials and Method: 14 participants with non-laryngeal head and neck cancer, posted for radiation therapy was taken for the study. Swallowing measures were carried out on pretreatment and post radiation therapy treatment using Manipal Manual of Swallowing (MMSA). Results and Discussions: The study revealed significant differences when pretreatment and post treatment swallowing measures were compared (P< .005). Post treatment measures were noted to be higher compared to pretreatment. Conclusion: Present study indicated that radiation therapy for non-laryngeal head and neck cancer has a significant effect on swallowing measures as seen MMSA. Hence these participants can be provided with immediate swallowing rehabilitation post treatment based on the findings.

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