Published in Cancer Weekly, November 1st, 2005
"Head and neck cancer patients being treated with radiotherapy are at an increased risk of malnutrition due to the severe side-effects, e.g. mucositis, odynophagia and xerostomia, impacting on the ability to eat and drink (Lees, Eur. J. Cancer Care 1997;6:45)," researchers in England reported.
"Effective dietetic management involves identifying those patients malnourished or at risk of becoming so and incorporating nutritional intervention into their treatment plan (Lees, 1997). The use of gastrostomy tubes in this patient group has been shown...
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