Published in Cancer Weekly, September 15th, 1997
That's because any infections in the mouth that exist prior to treatment can be exacerbated by cancer therapies. Even a low-level tooth or gum infection can become a serious condition during cancer treatment.
If a problem in the mouth becomes severe, doctors may have to interrupt chemotherapy or radiation - and that interruption can compromise the patient's outcome in the fight against cancer.
Even people who think their teeth are in perfect...
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