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Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours$
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Sara Booth, Eduardo Bruera, and David Oliver

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198528074

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.001.0001

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Acquired Communication and Swallowing Difficulties in Patients with Primary Brain Tumours

Acquired Communication and Swallowing Difficulties in Patients with Primary Brain Tumours

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(p.117) Chapter 7 Acquired Communication and Swallowing Difficulties in Patients with Primary Brain Tumours
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Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours
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Helen White

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.003.0007

This chapter examines some of the issues involved for those people diagnosed with a primary brain tumour who have developed swallowing and/or communication difficulties. Cancer is a multifaceted disease that requires involvement of several professionals and specialists. Patients with a primary brain tumour often acquire communication and swallowing difficulties, and recognition and palliation of such symptoms can be best addressed by a specialist speech and language therapist. The chapter focuses on the roles of speech and language therapists in a multi-professional neuro-oncology team. It does not cover the speech and language therapy management of paediatric tumours, nor does it provide detailed definitions and descriptions of speech, swallowing, and language disorders.

Keywords:   primary brain tumour, swallowing difficulties, communication difficulties, communication, swallowing, specialist speech therapist, language therapist, speech

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