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Dental advice for patients undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy for head and neck cancer
What is this leaflet about?
The management of your head and neck cancer can involve an operation and/or radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. The aims of these treatments are to cure or shrink your cancer. Unfortunately, the side effects of this treatment can have long term effects on your face and mouth. This leaflet will provide you with information about what side effects you may experience in the short and longer term.
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Who produced this leaflet?
Lakshmi Rasaratnam, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Department