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Vol 5, No 4 (2000)
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Published online: 2000-01-01
Submitted: 2001-01-16
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Prevention and treatment of undesirable symptoms caused by irradiation in the oral cavity

Artur Stryjski, Maria Borysewicz-Lewicka
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(00)70369-5
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2000;5(4):133-137.

open access

Vol 5, No 4 (2000)
Original papers
Published online: 2000-01-01
Submitted: 2001-01-16

Abstract

Patients during radiotherapy for head and neck tumours show side effects in the oral cavity that might influence further treatment, or even cause temporary or total break in the irradiation. For this reason, prevention and treatment are essential to avoid or reduce the possibility of such complications. Sanitation of the oral cavity by a dentist is indispensable, and afterwards, regular screening of the teeth and the mucous membrane condition. Proper hygiene plays a particularly important role, leading to alleviation of symptoms and reduction in the discomfort, which in conesquence, contributes to the increase in the living comfort of patients undergoing radiotherapy.

Abstract

Patients during radiotherapy for head and neck tumours show side effects in the oral cavity that might influence further treatment, or even cause temporary or total break in the irradiation. For this reason, prevention and treatment are essential to avoid or reduce the possibility of such complications. Sanitation of the oral cavity by a dentist is indispensable, and afterwards, regular screening of the teeth and the mucous membrane condition. Proper hygiene plays a particularly important role, leading to alleviation of symptoms and reduction in the discomfort, which in conesquence, contributes to the increase in the living comfort of patients undergoing radiotherapy.

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Keywords

Radiotherapy side effects; prevention and treatment of the oral cavity

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Title

Prevention and treatment of undesirable symptoms caused by irradiation in the oral cavity

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 5, No 4 (2000)

Pages

133-137

Published online

2000-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(00)70369-5

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2000;5(4):133-137.

Keywords

Radiotherapy side effects
prevention and treatment of the oral cavity

Authors

Artur Stryjski
Maria Borysewicz-Lewicka

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