Head and neck cancer and its treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, can affect a person’s communication and swallowing. Our Speech Therapists can help in the management and rehabilitation of these changes. They are involved in a patient’s care from diagnosis, through to supporting them back at work and life after treatment is complete. Our therapists work closely with the multi-disciplinary team at the
SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre including the surgeons, the radiation oncologists, the nurses and other allied health professionals.
Your therapist may have given you some exercises for swallowing rehabilitation. Below are the handouts for some of those rehabilitation exercises. Please only commence on these exercises as suggested by your Speech Therapist. Also, do remember to consult your therapist if you have any questions.