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Are soft tissue therapies beneficial for patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer?

Patryk Kawczyński, Anna Pyszora, Małgorzata Krajnik
DOI: 10.5603/PMPI.2018.0012
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Palliat Med Pract 2018;12(4):203-206.

open access

Vol 12, No 4 (2018)
Case report
Published online: 2019-01-21

Abstract

There is a widely acknowledged and steadily rising incidence rate of head and neck tumours. Consequently, the overall quality of life of patients suffering from such tumour locations has significantly deteriorated, while attendant treatment costs remain on the rise. Advances in modern surgical techniques are believed to appreciably improve the prognosis, though. At the same time, a pursuit of invasive anti-cancer treatment results in many structural and functional changes in those patients, warranting application of select physiotherapy management. This manuscript presents a patient diagnosed with neck tumours in whom
physiotherapy regimen comprising the select soft tissue therapy techniques was applied. The implemented physiotherapeutic intervention proved instrumental in achieving an appreciable improvement with regard to a majority of variables under study.
Palliat Med Pract 2018; 12, 4: 203–206

Abstract

There is a widely acknowledged and steadily rising incidence rate of head and neck tumours. Consequently, the overall quality of life of patients suffering from such tumour locations has significantly deteriorated, while attendant treatment costs remain on the rise. Advances in modern surgical techniques are believed to appreciably improve the prognosis, though. At the same time, a pursuit of invasive anti-cancer treatment results in many structural and functional changes in those patients, warranting application of select physiotherapy management. This manuscript presents a patient diagnosed with neck tumours in whom
physiotherapy regimen comprising the select soft tissue therapy techniques was applied. The implemented physiotherapeutic intervention proved instrumental in achieving an appreciable improvement with regard to a majority of variables under study.
Palliat Med Pract 2018; 12, 4: 203–206

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Keywords

soft tissue therapy, neck cancer, physiotherapy

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Title

Are soft tissue therapies beneficial for patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer?

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 12, No 4 (2018)

Pages

203-206

Published online

2019-01-21

DOI

10.5603/PMPI.2018.0012

Bibliographic record

Palliat Med Pract 2018;12(4):203-206.

Keywords

soft tissue therapy
neck cancer
physiotherapy

Authors

Patryk Kawczyński
Anna Pyszora
Małgorzata Krajnik

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