alexa Oral Mucositis: A Crucial Problem during Radiation Ther
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Journal of Trauma & Treatment
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Oral Mucositis: A Crucial Problem during Radiation Therapy

Serap B Yucel1*, Zeynep Gural1, Bilgehan Sahin1 and Huseyin Kadioglu2
1Department of Radiation Oncology, Acibadem University, Atakent/Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, BezmialemVakif University, Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Corresponding Author : Serap Yucel
Radiation Oncologist
Acibadem University, Turkey
Tel: +902165004444
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 20, 2014; Accepted December 31, 2014; Published January 03, 2015
Citation: Yucel SB, Gural Z, Sahin B, Kadioglu H (2015) Oral Mucositis: A Crucial Problem during Radiation Therapy. J Trauma Treat 4:226. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000226
Copyright: © 2015 Yucel SB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Non-surgical cancer treatments are often limited by the presence of side effects and oral mucositis is the most common of these. The current model of mucositis involves a complex mechanism of molecular, cellular, and tissue based changes. A variety of assessment tools exist to monitor symptoms during treatment and multidisciplinary approach is vital to prevent mucositis. Patients require support to deal with the symptoms of mucositis without losing their quality of life. Some agents and protocols may be helpful in the treatment, but most pharmacological approaches remain controversial.

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