Published in Cancer Weekly, March 21st, 2006
Scientists in the Netherlands conducted a study "to investigate the association between the mean salivary gland and oral cavity dose, with patient-rated moderate and severe xerostomia and sticky saliva. One hundred and fifty-seven patients treated with bilateral irradiation for head and neck cancer were included."
"The parotid and submandibular glands and the oral cavity were delineated on plannings-CT scans. At baseline and 6 and 12 months self-reported xerostomia and sticky saliva were assessed using the EORTC QLQ-H&N35 questionnaire. At 6...
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