It is very common for cancer treatments to cause unwanted side effects.
The most frequent of these is oral mucositis, which is caused by chemotherapy and / or radiotherapy treatments, occurring in about 40% of patients. In the case of people who are undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, oral mucositis occurs in almost 100% of cases.
This pathology affects the mucous membranes inside the mouth, generating problems ranging from some discomfort or irritation, to severe ulcerous lesions. Patients commonly observe the appearance of canker sores, sores, ulcers or wounds, both on the oral mucosa, on the tongue and on the gums.