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Preparing and Enjoying Foods for Head and Neck Cancer Patients and Survivors During the Holidays
Ask our experts and survivor panelists how to make holiday gatherings more inclusive for head and neck cancer patients with healthy, easy-to-eat dishes and tips for managing the social impacts of eating difficulties.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 4:30 - 5:30pm Eastern
Q1 Many head and neck #cancer patients and survivors will be seeing extended family for the first time since treatment. What is the best way to handle feeling uncomfortable eating (or not eating) with others at the table?
Q2 I will be traveling out of town for the #holidays. How do I manage my tube feedings and need for special foods?
Q3 I have severe dysphagia and have to use a variety of swallowing techniques/strategies at the table when eating. I'm worried that people will find that odd. What strategies can I use?
Q4 My dry mouth really limits my ability to enjoy eating and I'm concerned that I won't be able to eat and enjoy traditional Thanksgiving foods. What are some suggestions? #AskHNCA Q5 As a patient/survivor, what are some strategies to use during the holidays to help me feel more calm and at ease?
Q6 Who can I talk to if I feel overwhelmed by the holidays and how to handle them?
Q7 Ellen, as a survivor, what are some things you do to make events more comfortable and enjoyable?
Merry Sebelik, MD
Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
Clinical Dietitian/CDE Nutrition & Dietetics
Hendricks Regional Health
Liza Blumenfeld, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Hanna and Mark Gleiberman Head and Neck Cancer Center
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
HPV-attributed Oropharyngeal Cancer Survivor
San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
San Luis Obispo, CA
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