Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Outcomes

Third Edition

Elizabeth C. Ward, Corina J. van As-Brooks

Details: 700 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-690-7

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Release Date: 07/31/2024

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The past decade has seen the continued advancement of head and neck cancer care. This third edition of Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Outcomes, continues in the tradition of the prior editions, providing the reader with the most up to date evidence relating to head and neck cancer, its management, and its rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary perspective. As in the prior editions, the content is enriched by the contributions of a large team of internationally recognized experts from both the medical and allied health communities. Beginning with an update of what is known about cancer of the head and neck, the reader is then introduced to the multidisciplinary team and the importance of the multidisciplinary approach in head and neck cancer management. Chapters then cover non-surgical and surgical management, and the communication and swallowing management of cancers of the oral/oropharynx and larynx/hypopharynx. Other chapters guide the reader through current best practice management of lymphedema, tracheostomy, nutrition, neuromuscular disorders as well as psychological supports and survivorship. A further six chapters are dedicated specifically to supporting the laryngectomy patient population and their complex rehabilitation needs. Then the final chapter presents the ever-expanding world of technology and its use in the management and delivery of head and neck cancer care. Together these chapters provide the core theoretical and clinical knowledge for healthcare professionals managing patients with head and neck cancer. The content has also been presented at a level suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students.

New to the Third Edition

  • All chapters have been revised and updated with relevant research and clinical insights to reflect the current state of practice.
  • New chapters have been created to cover in more depth specific content relating to neuromuscular management, lymphedema management, and psychological supports.
  • New collaborators have joined the author groups bringing new insights and learnings.
  • All chapters are illuminated with clinical images, illustrations and/or case studies.
  • Accompanying video examples and supplementary resources to illustrate key clinical presentations.

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About the Editors


Chapter 1. Cancer of the Head and Neck
Sapna Balgobind, Dasantha Jayamanne, Ruta Gupta and Alexander D. Guminski

Chapter 2. Patient Support and Multidisciplinary Management
Nadine R. Lawson and Elizabeth C. Ward

Chapter 3. Radiation and Chemotherapy 
Arnulf Mayer, Rahul Ladwa, and Sandro V Porceddu

Chapter 4. Oral, Oropharyngeal, and Nasopharyngeal Cancer: Intervention Approaches
M. Bariş Karakullukçu, Luc. H.E. Karssemakers, Sharon D. Stoker

Chapter 5. Speech and Swallowing Following Oral, Oropharyngeal, and Nasopharyngeal Cancers
Laurelie R. Wishart, Justin Roe, Karen Chan & Elizabeth C. Ward

Chapter 6. Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer: Intervention Approaches
Alfons J. M. Balm, R Dirven, & A. Navran

Chapter 7. Speech and Swallowing Following Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer
Kylie A. Perkins, Kelli L. Hancock, and Elizabeth C. Ward

Chapter 8. Management of the Patient with a Tracheostomy
Danielle Stone, Katrina Blyth, Clare Burns, Genevieve Howard, and Elizabeth C. Ward

Chapter 9. Stoma Care and Appliances
Ann-Louise Spurgin, Lynn M. Acton, Belinda K Lehn and Elizabeth C. Ward

Chapter 10. Nonsurgical Voice Restoration Following Total Laryngectomy
Jeff P. Searl
and Todd Bohnenkamp

Chapter 11. Prosthetic Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration Following Total Laryngectomy
Claudio Parrilla, Corina J. van As-Brooks and Ylenia Longobardi

Chapter 12. Swallowing Rehabilitation Following Total Laryngectomy           
Roganie Govender, Kelli L. Hancock, Kylie A. Perkins and Elizabeth C.Ward

Chapter 13. Pulmonary Function and Rehabilitation     
Maarten J.A. van Alphen, Richard Dirven, Klaske van Sluis, Sara H. Muller, Michiel W. M. van den Brekel

Chapter 14. Rehabilitation of Olfaction and Taste Following Total Laryngectomy           
Lisa R. Tuomi, Corina J. van As-Brooks, Caterina A. Finizia and Elizabeth C. Ward

Chapter 15. Nutrition Intervention in Head and Neck Cancer  
Nicole K. Kiss, Merran J. Findlay and Elizabeth A. Isenring

Chapter 16. Lymphedema Followin Head and Neck Cancer
Amanda Pigott, Claire Jeans, Heather Starmer, Holly McMillan, & Elizabeth C. Ward

Chapter 17. Neuromuscular Conditions and their Management
Aoife McGarvey, Elizabeth Dylke and Susan Coulson

Chapter 18. The Psychological Impacts of Head and Neck Cancer
Ben Britton, Kerrie Clover, and Erin Forbes

Chapter 19. Survivorship
Bena Brown, Rebecca L. Packer, Jane Bickford, and Elizabeth C. Ward

Chapter 20. Supporting Head and Neck Cancer Management: Use of Techology            
Clare L. Burns, Katherine A. Hutcheson, Carsyn L. Cunningham, and Elizabeth C. Ward


Elizabeth C. Ward

Elizabeth C. Ward, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Speech Pathology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has published extensively in books and peer-reviewed journals and has received numerous research and teaching awards. Liz holds competitive grant funding across a number of research fields including telehealth, head and neck surgery, motor speech disorders and dysphagia. She has a second publication with Plural Publishing titled “Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment Rehabilitation and Outcomes”, published in 2007. Her research has a clinical focus: with particular emphasis on projects designed to improve speech and swallowing outcomes in a broad range of surgical and neurogenic populations.

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Corina J. van As-Brooks

Corina J. van As-Brooks is a Speech Language Pathologist and Phonetic Scientist. She has specialized in rehabilitation and research of voice, speech, swallowing, and olfaction in head and neck cancer patients and has published and lectured internationally in this area. She is currently a Researcher at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, a Guest Researcher at the Institute of Phonetic Sciences (both in Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and a Clinical Research Manager at Atos Medical (Hörby, Sweden).

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