Oral mucositis. A common and debilitating diseaseOral complications including mucositis and salivary gland dysfunction are common and often debilitating side effects of cancer therapy. OM is estimated to affect more than 400,000 cancer patients each year. OM affects approximately 40 % of cancer patients who receive chemotherapy, more than 70 % of patients treated with conditioning therapy for bone marrow transplantation , and virtually all patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck tumors.
The use of Caphosol also had a positive effect on the severity of OM. Mild OM was more than 90 % of chemotherapy patients and found 40 % of head and neck cancer patients Severe OM Was in only 1-2 % of the patients receiving chemotherapy and 18 % of head and neck cancer patients found . Continue reading