HPV and Oral Cancer - Signs and Symptoms

Posted by Sarah Schuman, MS, CCC-SLP on 2/12/2018 to General Medical and Dental Information
HPV is the most prevalent sexually transmitted virus. The best screening for HPV related oral cancer is by a medical or dental professional. However there are signs and symptoms that the individual can monitor. 

Article Review “The incidence of trismus and long-term impact on health-related quality of life in patients with head and neck cancer” (2013)

Posted by Sarah Schuman, MS, CCC-SLP on 2/5/2018 to Head & Neck Cancer, Radiation Therapy
Article Review “The incidence of trismus and long-term impact on health-related quality of life in patients with head and neck cancer” (2013)
This study assesses the negative impact of trismus (restricted mouth opening) on head and neck cancer patients daily life activities. 6-12 months post-treatment trismus was found to impact quality of life with decreased mouth opening, jaw related problems, eating limitations, muscular tension, dry mouth, swallowing and pain as well as anxiety and depression both pre- and post-treatment.