The purpose of this project is to determine if pre-treatment swallowing exercises can
improve post-treatment swallowing function in patients undergoing radiation with or without
chemotherapy for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
- Stage III or IV squamous cell cancer of teh pharynx and larynx
- Patients who will be receiving chemoradiation
- Age 19 years of age or older
- Must sign informed consent.
- Prior cancer diagnosis
- Metastatic disease
- Cognitive Impairment