TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Shaw, James E.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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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23245711

 

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