Author | Marilyn L. Haas, PhD

Articles

Oral Mucositis in Radiation/Chemotherapy: Treatment Similarities

August 03, 2009

Oral mucositis (OM), also referred to as stomatitis, can negatively impact radiation and chemotherapy treatment schedules and add to oncology patients’ emotional and physical distress. About 35% to 40% of patients treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy will develop OM, with higher rates occurring in bone marrow transplant patients.