Swallowing Exercises Curb CRT Side Effects

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 19:00

A study confirms the importance of swallowing therapy after chemo-radiation therapy.

Targeted swallowing exercise may help alleviate swallowing dysfunction resulting from chemo-radiation therapy (CRT), according to a study published in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.

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“This study provides clear evidence that aggressive swallowing therapy is an important way to improve outcomes after CRT”, said Dr. Genden.

Eric Genden, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City