Table 1

Schedule of events

Pretreatment
(−4 to 0 weeks)
After curative treatment (months)
1369121518212427303336
Informed consent
Patient information
Physical examination
Medical history
CT or MRI
Chest X-ray or CT
Fact-H&N
DASH
Palpation or USAt follow-up every month
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At follow-up every 2 months
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  • DASH, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire; Fact-H&N, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Head and Neck scale; US, ultrasonography.