Dysgeusia and Anosmia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Long Term Outcomes
The primary aim of this study is to understand taste changes after head and neck cancer treatment, especially long term taste disturbance, using various methods including online surveys, zoom interviews, at home taste and smell tests, and MRIs.
The purpose of this voluntary research study is to identify taste changes in patients treated for head and neck cancer. We are recruiting healthy participants as well as cancer patients. The overall study consists of multiple parts, which are explained along the way. You can choose to participate in this portion, which is an online survey, and nothing else, or all of the invited components. • The survey will take approximately 10 minutes of your time. • Completion of this survey is voluntary and you are not required to complete it if you do not wish to do so. • At the end of the survey you will be asked about your willingness to participate in other portions of this study. These include at-home taste and smell tests over zoom and a zoom interview about your taste and smell function. Participating in these tasks is optional and not required. If you complete the smell and taste tests at home you may be invited to have an MRI scan.
Max of $75: $5 giftcard for online survey (optional), $10 gift card for 1-hour interview (optional), $10 giftcard for at-home taste/smell tests (optional), $50 giftcard for MRI at Hershey Med Center (optional).
Over the age of 40
Able to give consent
No history of chemotherapy or radiation treatment
history of radiation or chemotherapy
under 40 years of age
have undergone a total glossectomy
currently have an upper respiratory infection, sinus infection, or ear infection