Mirrors and Head & Neck Cancer (Dr. Michele Fingeret)

Currently recruiting participants (click link for more information)

The goal of this research study is to understand how patients adjust to appearance and body image changes after surgery for head and neck cancer.

Specific Aims:

  1. To examine patients’ experiences of viewing themselves in the mirror immediately after surgical treatment for head and neck cancer, during active treatment and into survivorship.
  2. To examine clinicians’ and other staffs’ observations of patients viewing themselves in the mirror following disfiguring surgery.
  3. To identify interactions and processes, including mirror viewing and reactions of others, by which patients who have had surgery for head and neck cancers understand their appearance changes and feel about their body image