If you or anyone you love is having Cancer Treatment or is about to have Cancer treatment you may find this USA web site very helpful
"Take 3 Steps Toward Preventing Infections During Cancer Treatment"
Cancer treatment can be very hard on your whole body. Side effects
on cancer treatment on the mouth might include: infections or sores inside your
mouth, taste changes, pain, tooth decay, gum disease, and a dry mouth.
We would like to help you during this time so it is important that you let us know you have cancer and are undergoing treatment.
It would help your dental health if:
How you look after your teeth by keeping them clean and eating to avoid decay isn’t any different for people with or without cancer but it is even more important because cancer treatments can affect the teeth and gums.
We have been altered that in some patients, receiving treatment for cancer with certain drugs a condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw has been observed.
Cancer and marijuana
New Research from the UCLA School of Public Health in the USA warns that marijuana contains stronger carcinogens than tobacco. They warn that cancers of the mouth, tongue, larynx and pharynx may take years to develop. A genetic defect in some people affects the ability of DNA to heal itself and these people are 16 times more likely to develop head and neck cancer is they smoke marijuana.
If you are having cancer treatment and you experience pain in your
mouth or teeth or jaw please tell both your oncologist and dentist.