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Esophageal Cancer: Implications for Communication/Swallowing (WEB19067)

Presenter(s): Heather M. Starmer, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Course Description

Esophageal cancer and its treatments may result in functional impairments related to speech, swallowing, and other areas of concern to speech-language pathologists. This session discusses the esophageal cancer diagnosis and issues the SLP needs to consider while caring for patients with this specific type of cancer. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • identify presenting signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer
  • define the role of the SLP in the care of patients with esophageal cancer
  • describe common side effects during esophageal cancer care and how these impact the patient's communication/swallowing in the short and long term

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Related Courses

View all courses from the "Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life" online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19067
Available Through: March 20, 2024