Best practices support active role for speech language pathologists for head and neck cancer patients at point of diagnosis
TRIO Best Practices » Head and Neck
The optimal treatment involves complete surgical resection, with endoscopic techniques used most often for lower-stage tumors and open techniques in advanced cases
Evidence exists for employing both selective neck dissection and modified radical neck dissection in this setting
Voice outcomes are similar whether patients are treated with endoscopic surgical resection or radiation therapy (XRT).
Can lateral neck dissection be withheld if imaging of the lateral neck is negative and there are positive central lymph nodes?