Category: Cancer Facts

Cancer Facts

Immunotherapy And Chemotherapy Cancer Treatments

Chemotherapy

So you’ve been told that your cancer is treated with chemo. What does it mean exactly? Are the side effects as harmful as you heard? How effective is that? Why not a different kind of treatment? What about immunotherapy? These are essential questions that you should ask your doctor. To give you a head start here’s some necessary information about these two common cancer therapies: immunotherapy and chemotherapy.

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Preventive Dental Care For Cancer Patient

Preventive Dental Care

The effects of chemotherapy on dividing cells are rapid. Cancer cells such as bone marrows, the mouth lining, and the gastrointestinal tract are fast in dividing cells. Chemotherapy also causes mouth sores. Minor sores heal in one to two weeks while severe ulcers could easily be infected with bacteria or the most common yeast found in the mouth. There are, however, medications that help prevent sores. To know more about Preventative dentistry, you can ask your dentist about it.

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Oral Cancer Stages

Oral cancer is a severe disease that requires quick medical attention at early stages. It develops in the mouth or throat tissues. It belongs to a larger group of cancers known as head and neck cancers. The most common oral cancer cases originate in the squamous cells that are found in the tongue, lips, and mouth.

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