Last updated on June 2018

Evaluation of an Active Swallowing Rehabilitation on Quality of Life of Patients Treated by Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: head and neck cancer
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient treated for histologically proven head and neck cancer (oral cavity, oropharynx, or hypopharynx cancer) of stages I-IV or larynx cancer of stages II-IV, all histologic type, without distant metastasis
  • Indication of curative radiotherapy alone or associated to chemotherapy or targeted therapy, without planned surgery
  • WHO (World Health Organization) Performance Status 0, 1 or 2
  • Sufficient cognitive capacities to complete a QoL questionnaire (evaluation by the physician at inclusion)
  • Written informed consent
  • Patients with health insurance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous radiotherapy or surgery of the upper aerodigestive tract
  • Cancer of paranasal sinuses or nasopharynx or skull base
  • Medical history of nervous system disease associated to significant sequelae in terms of dysphagia
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding woman
  • Patient under guardianship, trusteeship or judicial protection

Recruitment Status: Open

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