The critical weight loss observed in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients following radiotherapy is mainly due to loss of lean body mass. This is associated with decreases in muscle strength, functional performance and Quality of Life (QoL). The present study investigated the effect of progressive resistance training (PRT) on lean body mass, muscle strength and functional performance in HNSCC patients following radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2013, Vol 108, Issue 2, p. 314-319
Exercise; Head and neck cancer; Muscle function; Muscle mass