Oral lesions and associated factors in breast cancer survivors
First published: 12 August 2019 Abstract AimTo evaluate the prevalence of oral lesions (OL) and associated factors among survivors of breast cancer (BC). MethodsA cross ‐sectional study involving 150 BC survivors was conducted at a public hospital in southern Brazil. Data were collected on socioeconomic aspects, treatment characteristics and oral problems. The decayed, missing and filled teeth index and the occurrence of OL were evaluated. Logistic regression was performed to determine independent variables associated with the outcome. Results24% of the women had at least 1 OL and 33.3% of these had more than one lesion. Melanotic macule was the most prevalent lesion. Duration of tamoxifen use, radiotherapy, missing teeth and xerostomia were associated with the occurrence of OL (P
CONCLUSIONS: The screening test showed high diagnostic efficiency in determining the risk of language disorders in children aged between 0 and 5 years.
CONCLUSION: Survival across the two time periods remained stable for oral SCC but showed a significant increase for oropharyngeal SCC, possibly because of improvements in the patients ’ response to radiotherapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, and the use of more accurate diagnostic imaging approaches.
DiscussionThe results of this study will demonstrate the extent to which hypoglossal acupuncture may influence the intensity of and functional impairment due to chemotherapy-induced dysgeusia.Trial registrationClinical Trials.gov,NCT02304913. Registered on 19 November 2014.
Conclusions: 3D-HDR-BT achieves favorable clinical outcomes with mild late toxicity in patients with locally rNPC. Introduction Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a tumor of epithelial origin, is a malignant disease of the head and neck common in southern China, especially in Guangdong province (1). As a result of advances in modern imaging and irradiation techniques, the 5-year overall survival (OS) of patients with newly diagnosed NPC without metastasis has reached 75% after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in Asia (2, 3). However, local recurrence, which occurs in 18–40% of patients, remains a major reason for...
The objectives are to compare responses of breast cancer (BCa) treatment groups (chemotherapy, tamoxifen, and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to each other and a control regarding (a) subjective oral health, (b) oral health‐related behaviors, (c) oral health‐related concerns, and (d) communication with health care providers.MethodsSurvey data were collected from 140 postmenopausal BCa patients and 41 healthy postmenopausal control respondents.ResultsBCa patients reported on average more frequent mouth sores/mucositis (5‐point scale with 1 = never: 1.63 vs. 1.14; p
Conclusions: There was a discernible change in oral mucosal, salivary, and candidal status during the course of the study.
Oral Care: Exploring Education, Attitudes, and Behaviors Among Nurses Caring for Patients With Breast Cancer . Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Jun 01;21(3):371-378 Authors: Suminski JA, Inglehart M, Munz SM, Van Poznak CH, Taichman LS Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients treated for breast cancer often experience severe oral complications, such as mucositis, xerostomia, and infections, which can result in dose reductions and treatment delays, affecting treatment outcomes. . OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to explore oncology nurses' perceptions of their educational experiences, professional attit...
CONCLUSION: Results indicate a need for more education about the oral effects of breast cancer therapies and about providing the best possible care for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. PMID: 26338905 [PubMed - in process]