A diagnosis of cancer is a frightening and life changing experience.
Having several family members and friends who have battled various types of cancer, I was able to see firsthand the side effects involved with their treatments. I've felt the fear, helplessness and confusion that come with being a caregiver.
As a Registered Dental Hygienist who has worked in the dental field for over 20 years, I have treated many cancer patients and survivors. This has provided me invaluable insight and knowledge on both the short-term and long-term oral side effects of treatments.
Oral side effects of chemotherapy and head & neck radiation are not just a comfort issue; they can affect the quality-of-life and health of the patient. Oral side effects can potentially delay or complicate treatments therefore compromising the patient's ability to beat these terrible diseases.
My personal and professional experiences have inspired me to become educated about the various oral effects of cancer treatments and ways to avoid or control them. I have earned a certificate in Oncology Management from the University Of Southern Indiana and have provided patient education and samples to a local oncology department for several years.
By creating Side Effect Support LLC, my goal is to provide a well-rounded approach and greater level of care for cancer patients.
Sideeffectsupport.com offers a convenient source for patient education and affordable products to help reduce the oral symptoms and risks caused by chemotherapy and head & neck radiation treatment.
Professional education is also available through Side Effect Support LLC to bridge the gap between the oncology and dental teams that will enable us to improve the quality of care for our patients who are fighting cancer.
Jill Meyer-Lippert, R.D.H.