Swallowing Dysfunction in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Treated by Radiotherapy: Review and Recommendations of the Supportive Task Group of the Italian Association of Radiation Oncology

This is a clinical practice guideline for head and neck cancer patients (HNCPs) undergoing radiotherapy. The guideline reviews dysphagia mechanisms and causes in HNCPs and provides recommendations on the management of patients undergoing radiotherapy who have pre-treatment dysphagia or are at risk for dysphagia. The occurrence of dysphagia in post-surgical radiotherapy or after chemoradiotherapy is also discussed.