Voice and Swallowing Therapy for the Head and Neck Cancer Patient

Our specialized speech pathologist provides evaluation, counseling and therapy services to people newly diagnosed with head and neck cancers, as well as for patients in treatment or following treatment for head and neck cancer. Ann works in collaboration with Minnesota Oncology and treats many of our patients at the Minnesota Oncology Maplewood Cancer Center.

Services include:

  • Exercise programs to minimize the negative side effects of chemotherapy and radiation and help to promote improved swallowing related quality of life during and after treatment. Our Speech Pathologist works closely with a dietitian to assure patients are maintaining a healthy nutritional status during and after treatment.
  • Services for the total laryngectomy patient including counselling, education, training and management of patients with tracheoesophageal voice prostheses.