Oral Mucositis

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Oral Mucositis (OM) is a common side effect of chemotherapy or radiation therapy to the head and neck that causes inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the mouth, gums, tongue and throat. 

Lesions caused by oral mucositis can be very painful and can significantly affect patient’s nutrition, oral hygiene and overall quality of life:

Complications of OM

The majority of patients receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy for head and neck cancer are unable to continue eating by mouth due to oral mucositis pain and often receive nutrition through a gastrostomy tube or intravenous line. Because of their pain, patients with oral mucositis are more likely to have weight loss that can exceed 5% of their body weight. In some instances, patients have been hospitalized due to oral mucositis or have had to take unplanned breaks in their therapy.  Oral mucositis is a major dose-limiting toxicity of cancer therapies to the head and neck region and have direct effects on patient survival.

Current Treatments & Issues

There are several treatment options for oral mucositis:


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