Oral care during cancer treatment

This is the second of a three-part series addressing various forms of oral health therapy that ideally should be addressed before, during, and after cancer treatment. This segment focuses on oral health care needs during cancer treatment.

This is the second of a three-part series addressing various forms of oral health therapy that ideally should be addressed before, during, and after cancer treatment. This segment focuses on oral health care needs during cancer treatment.

A diagnosis of cancer comes with many questions and emotions. “You have cancer.” That one quick sentence made up of just three little words embarks a patient and his or her family on a journey down long roads of uncountable doctor visits, unknown terminology, and unwanted uncertainty. Often, in the midst of this storm, oral health and dental care are overlooked or placed on a back burner — until there is a problem.

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Click here to read Part 1 of this series — "Oral care before cancer treatment."

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