Head and neck cancer arises in cosmetically and functionally critical areas of the face. As a result of head and neck cancer and its treatment, head and neck cancer survivors face significant issues related to disfigurement, difficulty swallowing, and challenges speaking. Unfortunately, we do not have effective ways to treat body image concerns in head and neck cancer survivors. Therefore we developed BRIGHT (Building a Renewed ImaGe after Head & neck cancer Treatment), a new telemedicine intervention for head and neck cancer survivors with body image concerns. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of BRIGHT as a new treatment strategy for head and neck cancer survivors with body image concerns.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a new patient navigation intervention can decrease delays starting radiation therapy after surgery for white and African-American head and neck cancer patients. Patients who have surgery and radiation for certain types of head and neck cancer are eligible for this study.