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2013-04-22 14:20:17

Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to reduce the distressing symptoms of dry mouth in patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck cancers if the radiation dose to a salivary gland (called the submandibular gland) on the opposite side to the tumor is kept to the minimum. The largest study yet to show a correlation between radiation doses to the submandibular glands and their output of saliva was presented today (Saturday) at the 2nd Forum of the European...

Head, Neck Cancer Patients May Find Cure For Dry Mouth With New Technique
2013-04-21 06:28:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Head and neck cancer patients who experience dry mouth after being treated with radiotherapy can have that symptom reduced if the radiation dose to a salivary gland on the opposite side of the tumor is minimized, researchers from the Netherlands claim in a new study. Dr. Chris Terhaard, an associate professor and radiation oncologist at the University Medical Center (UMC-Utrecht) in The Netherlands, and colleagues discovered a...