Group Therapy for the Survivor of Head and Neck Cancer: It's All About Quality of Life Largely due to significant advances in medicine, electronics, and prosthetics, the survival rate for individuals after diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer is good. According to Austin and Reynolds (1996), 70% of these individuals have a life expectancy of 5 or more years following surgery. Cancer rehabilitation ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2004
Group Therapy for the Survivor of Head and Neck Cancer: It's All About Quality of Life
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  • Minnie S. Graham
    Department of Special Education, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
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Article   |   June 01, 2004
Group Therapy for the Survivor of Head and Neck Cancer: It's All About Quality of Life
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2004, Vol. 14, 8-15. doi:10.1044/nnsld14.2.8
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2004, Vol. 14, 8-15. doi:10.1044/nnsld14.2.8
Acknowledgments
The Alaryngeal Speech Clinic at San Francisco State University is supported by the Paul and Juanita Arnerich Memorial Fund. Assessment, individual and group therapy, and supportive counseling services are provided for survivors of head and neck cancer and their families.
Dr. Graham is an assistant professor and program director of the Communication Disorders Program. She is the director of the Laryngectomy Clinic at San Francisco State. She has published one treatment book on alaryngeal speech, three book chapters, and two articles.
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