Cancer Treatments & Oral Health
From National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research:
Most people are aware of common side effects of cancer treatment like nausea and hair loss. But many don’t realize that most people treated for cancer develop problems in the mouth. These problems can make it hard to eat, talk, and swallow. This may interfere with cancer treatment and lessen quality of life.
- Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (PDQ®) – Health Professional Version
The NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides information for health professionals about the oral complications caused by chemotherapy and head/neck radiation.
- Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (PDQ®) – Patient Version
The NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) has information for patients, families, and caregivers about the oral complications caused by chemotherapy and head/neck radiation.
- MedlinePlus: Cancer Treatment and Oral Health
The National Library of Medicine’s collection of links to government, professional, and non-profit/voluntary organizations with information on cancer treatment and oral health.
- Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc.
This organization offers patients, their families and friends, and the general community education about and support for oral, head, and neck cancers.
- The Oral Cancer Foundation
A foundation that raises awareness about oral and oropharyngeal cancer through education, research, and patient support.