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Home / Journals / Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research / Head & Neck Oncology: Relationship Between the Degree of Dysphagia and Nutritional Status in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
Head & Neck Oncology: Relationship Between the Degree of Dysphagia and Nutritional Status in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
Lead Guest Editor:
Luisa García Rojas Vázquez
Clinical and Experimental Diabetes Reseach Laboratory, Postgraduate Division, Faculty of Medical and Biological Sciences, Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Guest Editors
Trujano Ramos Luis Alfredo
Master Clinical Nutrition, Head of Clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, Women's Hospital
Morelia, Michoacan Mexico, Mexico
Introduction
Dysphagia is a swallowing impairment where structures of the upper gastrointestinal tract and the lower esophageal sphincter involved and is one of the most common symptoms in patients with head and neck cancer (CCC). Besides the location and stage of the disease increases the chances that these patients present malnutrition, negatively impacting the prognosis of CCC.

Objectives:

1. Determine whether the degree of dysphagia is related to nutritional status in patients with head and neck cancer.
2. Find the relationship between nutritional status and stage of the cancer of head and neck

Scope: Nutriologist, oncologist, and nurses
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