head neck cancer

Cognitive and speech functioning in HNC: baseline prevalence and possible causes

__Background.__   The impact of treatment for head and neck cancer (HNC) on speech and cognitive functioning is well studied. Moreover, recent research has identified speech and cognitive deficits in HNC patients already prior to treatment, but …

Cognitive and speech functioning in head and neck cancer


Assessment of Neurocognitive Impairment and Speech Functioning Before Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

We documented cognitive and speech functioning before treatment in individuals with head and neck cancer in a prospective cohort study. Results indicated a high prevalence of speech and cognitive impairment. Patient-reported speech and cognitive function were associated with each other, whereas objective cognitive measures were not associated with patient-reported measures.