A Healthy Mouth = A Happier You (Coping with Cancer Magazine)
Tips for Reducing the Oral Side Effects of Chemotherapy
by Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH
While not everyone experiences problems in their mouth during chemotherapy, many cancer survivors do. Some of the oral side effects associated with cancer therapies include dry mouth, mouth sores (or oral mucositis), and osteonecrosis of the jaw. For some cancer survivors, long-term damage to teeth and gum health can occur. This may require time-consuming and costly dental care long after cancer treatments are complete.
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