Surgical complications and side effects (sub-head)

  • Possibility of blood clots
  • infections
  • complications arising out of anesthesia
  • pneumonia
  • affect the ability of normal speech
  • development of a fistula in the neck
  • Rupture of the carotid artery

Side effects of chemotherapy(sub-head)

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Mouth sores and ulcerations
  • Diarrhea and constipation, loose stools
  • Hair loss (partial or full)
  • Immunosuppression or myelosuppression
  • blood clotting or severe bleeding/bruising
  • Persistent fatigue or shortness of breath

Side effects of radiation therapy(sub-head)

  • painful sores and ulcerations in the mouth and throat
  • Difficulty eating and drinking
  • weight loss
  • damage the salivary glands
  • dry mouth syndrome