Effects of radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy on tongue strength and swallowing in patients with oral cancer.

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BACKGROUND Oral tongue strength and swallowing ability are reduced in patients treated with chemoradiotherapy for oral and oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS Patients with oral or oropharyngeal cancer treated with high-dose chemoradiotherapy underwent tongue strength, swallowing, and dietary assessments at pretreatment and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months posttreatment… (More)

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@article{Lazarus2007EffectsOR, title={Effects of radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy on tongue strength and swallowing in patients with oral cancer.}, author={Cathy L. Lazarus and Jeri A. Logemann and Barbara Roa Pauloski and Alfred W. Rademaker and Irene B Helenowski and Edward F. Vonesh and Ellen Maccracken and Bharat B. Mittal and Everett E. Vokes and Daniel J. Haraf}, journal={Head & neck}, year={2007}, volume={29 7}, pages={632-7} }