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of 'Oral toxicity associated with chemotherapy'
Nonsurgical management of head and neck cancer patients.
Peterson DE, D'Ambrosio JA
Dent Clin North Am. 1994;38(3):425.
This article has reviewed selected oral complications that can develop in the head and neck cancer radiation patient. Many of these complications can be prevented by treating diseased oral sites before initiation of cancer therapy. In addition, cancer treatment can often cause changes in oral tissues that require long-term management. The dentist can thus play an important role in the overall care of these critically ill patients.
School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.