Cancer Fact Sheets for Health Professionals
 
Oral Health Care for Cancer Patients Head and Neck Cancer and Oral Health Oral Cancer and Oral Health
 
Oral Health Care for Cancer Patients
 
Dental Providers Pocket Oncology Guide

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research provide a guide for dentists to utilize when providing care to patients going through cancer treatment. This information includes examination objectives, reasons to consult with oncologists and advice to give patients.

Dry Mouth Fact Sheet

Dr. Susan Zunt, DDS, MS, of Indiana University School of Dentistry, developed a fact shee for Dental Professionals that will assist in determining and managing salivary gland function in Cancer Patients.

 

Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Mouth and Throat Changes

The National Cancer Institute provides common changes that occur in the mouth after chemotherapy. This fact sheet also provides tips to address these problems and when it might be necessary to contact a health professional.

 

Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment: What The Dental Team Can Do

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research discuss the oral complications related to cancer treatment, the role of pretreatment oral care, and follow-up oral care.

 
Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (PDQ) – Health Professionals Version

This PDQ database cancer information summary provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed information for health professionals about the pathophysiology and treatment of oral complications of chemotherapy and head/neck radiation.

 
Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (PDQ) – Patient Version

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.

 
Head and Neck Cancer and Oral Health
 
A Team Approach to Treating Head and Neck Cancer

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.

 
 
Oral Cancer and Oral Health
 
90-second oral cancer examination

This American Dental Association fact sheet provides a review of the 90-second oral cancer examination recommended by the World Health Organization. Pictures are also included.

 
What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

Booklet distributed by the National Cancer Institute that discusses possible causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, emotional issues, and questions to ask the doctor about oral cancer. Includes glossary of terms and other resources.