Effect of an Oral Supplement on the Total Energy and Protein Intake of Head and Neck Cancer Patients in the Last 2 Weeks of Radiation Therapy
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In this study, an oral nutrition supplement has been developed that take into consideration: the nutritional requirements, treatment side-effects and taste preferences of head and neck cancer patients; the acceptance of a supplement when experiencing radiation therapy side-effects; and the taste preferences of head and neck cancer patients which may affect the supplement intake. We hope to increase dietary intake during the last 2 weeks of radiation therapy.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
18 years or older
diagnosed with head and neck cancer including the lip, oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and thyroid.
all histologic types of cancer
all tumour stages according to American Joint Committee for Cancer (AJCC) Staging
all forms of RT including standard or investigational for head and neck cancers
alert and mentally competent
an allergy or intolerance to any of the substances used in the nutrition supplement
Type I or II diabetes mellitus
unable to swallow
additional criteria of all forms of chemotherapy standard or investigational or combination of radiation/chemotherapy standard or investigational for head and neck cancers