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BY MD Anderson Staff

New MD Anderson research published in JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery indicates that oral exercises help patients maintain their swallowing and eating ability after undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers.

Therapy can cause fibrosis, or hardening, of tissues and muscles, which affects critical functions such as swallowing and eating. Side effects can lead to a range of negative consequences including...