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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Oral, Head & Neck Cancer, in the Context of COVID, Omicron & Seasonal Flu
  • Staging & Diagnosing
  • Surgical Interventions, including Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • New Chemotherapy Options
  • Concurrent Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy
  • Key Questions in Making Treatment Decisions
  • How Research Increases Your Treatment Options
  • The Role of Clinical Trials
  • Managing Side Effects, Symptoms, Discomfort & Pain
  • Guidelines & Tips for the Care of Your Teeth, Gums & Mouth
  • Speech & Swallowing Rehabilitation
  • Nutritional Concerns & Tips
  • The Importance of Communicating with Your Health Care Team: Key Questions to Ask about Your Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, Prepared List of Questions & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Terry A. Day, MD, FACS

Director, Head and Neck Oncology, Sarah Cannon National Group, Head & Neck Specialists, Sarah Cannon


Krzysztof Misiukiewicz, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Clinical Director of Research in Head and Neck, Clinical Director of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics (CPCT), The Tisch Cancer Institute, Chairman of the Oncology Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee


Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, now part of the Mt. Sinai Health System, Author, Researcher in Oncology


Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Amanda Hollinger, MPA

Executive Director, Head & Neck Cancer Alliance


Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Senior Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 31, 2023.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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