This patient summary on oral complications of cancer and cancer therapy is
adapted from the summary written for health professionals by cancer experts.
This and other accurate, credible information about cancer treatment, screening,
prevention, supportive care, and ongoing clinical trials is available from the
National Cancer Institute. Oral complications are common in cancer patients,
especially those with head and neck cancer. This summary describes oral
complications caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy and various methods
of prevention and treatment.
A booklet provided by CancerCare that provides information on treatment,
frequently asked questions, and discusses the team of health care professionals
that treat patients with head and neck cancer, including: dentists, social
workers, and dieticians.