Prevention and Management of Mucositis in Patients with Cancer: a Review Article

AUTHORS

Fatemeh Owlia 1 , Seid kazem Kazemeini 2 , * , Neda Gholami 1

1 Dept. of Oral Medicine, Yazd Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

2 Burn hospital, Yazd Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

How to Cite: Owlia F, Kazemeini S K , Gholami N. Prevention and Management of Mucositis in Patients with Cancer: a Review Article, Int J Cancer Manag. 2012 ; 5(4):e80840.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Journal of Cancer Management: 5 (4); e80840
Published Online: December 31, 2012
Article Type: Review Article
Received: April 11, 2012
Accepted: July 28, 2012

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Abstract

After chemo/radiation therapy, mucositis is one of the most common side effects, so timely nursing care and instructed home care, significantly could decrease cost of medical care, and then increase quality of life. This review summarizes preventive and therapeutic intervention of mucositis (localized or systemic), between some of patients with cancer.

Keywords

Mucositis Radiotherapy Primary prevention Therapeutics

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