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CAPHOSOL relieves oral mucositis and improves quality-of-life in cancer patients
Date:5/16/2008

nd CAPHOSOL to other patients at high risk of OM.

Considering that most patients with head and neck cancer experience oral mucositis, any improvements in quality of life for these patients is encouraging, said Dr. Haas. CAPHOSOL is useful for oncology nurses and other healthcare practitioners in helping patients with oral pain and related symptoms of chemoradiation-induced oral mucositis.

Oral Mucositis: A Common and Debilitating Condition

Oral complications including mucositis and salivary gland dysfunction are common and often debilitating side effects of cancer therapy. OM is estimated to affect more than 400,000 cancer patients each year. OM affects approximately 40 percent of cancer patients who receive chemotherapy, more than 70 percent of those undergoing conditioning therapy for bone marrow transplantation, and virtually all patients receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.

Oral mucositis usually manifests itself within seven to 14 days after initiation of therapy. Initial signs and symptoms include redness, swelling and ulceration of the mucosa. Oral mucositis can cause mouth pain, xerostomia (dryness of the mouth or throat), difficulty eating and drinking, as well as difficulty with speech; these effects can significantly impact a patients weight, mood and physical functioning. Severe ulceration may cause breaks in the mucosa, which can then become susceptible to oral opportunistic infections, possibly resulting in bacteremia (the presence of bacteria in the blood), sepsis (the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the blood) or other potentially fatal complications. The economic impact of mucositis can be significant, as the need for prolonged hospital stays, nutritional therapy and treatments for pain and infection can drive up the costs of therapy.


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