COMMENTARY: Review: Prophylactic interventions reduce oral mucositis in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Shaw, James E.
November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p75
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on how prophylactic interventions reduce oral mucositis in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It has been estimated that 5% to 15% of patients receiving standard-dose chemotherapy experience severe mucositis. The incidence is even higher if concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy or high-dose chemotherapy regimens are used.


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