Speech and voice

Changes to your voice and speech are common after a diagnosis of head and neck cancer.

This may be caused by the tumor itself, surgery, or radiation. Changes in your voice and speech affect your ability to communicate and can cause frustration, anxiety and depression. Ideally, all head and neck cancer patients are seen by a qualified speech language pathologist (SLP) before and after treatment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Resources for rehabilitation of speech and voiceSpeech and Voice

Find help with speech and voice rehabilitation