John Ensley, MD | Authors

Commentary (Ensley): Nutritional Support of Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

March 01, 2005

Perhaps no other group of malignanciesis more severely affectedby the problems patients havewith establishing or maintaining goodnutrition than those of the upper aerodigestivetract. Nutrition, or malnutrition,is a critical considerationduring all phases of the diagnosis, treatment,and long-term management ofpatients with head and neck malignancies, even following curative therapy.