Category: Head and Neck Cancer

Three Years of the Survivorship Clinic: New Programs and New Research

Jonas Johnson, MD and Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN

In 2016, Jonas Johnson, MD, Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor in the Department of Acute and Tertiary Care in the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing joined together to establish the UPMC Survivorship Clinic for Head and Neck Cancer. The clinic’s mission is to address the problem that many Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients face of fragmented, uncoordinated care while they are undergoing treatment and after they finish treatment. In the three years that the clinic has been open, it has evolved quite a bit. The

Attend the 2019 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium

UPMC Survivorship Team

On August 5th and 6th, the Department of Otolaryngology will host the second annual Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium. This conference is open to healthcare providers and interested community members, and will welcome Keynote speakers from around the country speaking on issues related to the treatment of head and neck cancers, and living with symptoms and side effects after treatment. Featured presentations will focus on issues such as: Strategies for Maintaining Oral Health Multiple Symptom Management Rehabilitative Strategies Body Image after Cancer Managing Dysphagia (Swallowing) Self-Advocacy in Cancer Care This conference is the first of its kind, bringing together

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