What do your HNC patients *really* want you to know? My guest this week is spilling the tea from her own personal triumph over HNC…
Yvonne McClaren has faced the unthinkable – from a tonsil cancer diagnosis to a partial glossectomy (and tonsillectomy and lymphadenectomy), but has gone on to change the outlook for other HNC patients through her work as a passionate patient advocate.
She's a chef, soup savant, contributing author to university curricula, and podcast host.
Yvonne’s goal is to bridge the gap between SLPs /Dietitians and home kitchens with lived experience as a passionate foodie who promotes the social implications of meals with those that we love.
She brings her experience, passion, and enthusiasm to this episode which is a must-listen for all SLPs.
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In this episode, you'll hear a discussion about:
*What head and neck cancer patients wish SLPs knew
*How Yvonne turned her experience with HNC into an empowering program for other patients
*Yvonne's perspective on instrumental swallow studies
*Yvonne's journey with HNC, how it impacted her, & what it taught her