Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients

Part V. Management of mucositis

Wei Cheong Ngeow, Wen Lin Chai, Roslan Abdul Rahman, Roszalina Ramli

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Abstract

Head and neck cancer is becoming a more recognizable pathology to the general population and dentists. The modes of treatment include surgery and/or radiation therapy. Where possible, pretreatment dental assessment shall be provided for these patients before they undergo radiation therapy. There are occasions, however, whereby head and neck cancer patients are not prepared optimally for radiation therapy. Because of this, they succumb to complicated oral adverse effects after radiation therapy. The second last part of this series reviews and discusses the management of complication that commonly occur to the oral mucosa, i.e. mucositis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalSingapore Dental Journal
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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Keywords

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Management
  • Mucositis
  • Radiation therapy

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients : Part V. Management of mucositis. / Ngeow, Wei Cheong; Chai, Wen Lin; Rahman, Roslan Abdul; Ramli, Roszalina.

In: Singapore Dental Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, 12.2006, p. 16-18.

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