Study On The Risk of Mucositis Among The Head And Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy In 3dcrt/Imrt And Chemotherapy By Cisplatin + 5-Fluorouracil Due To Protein Deficiency


International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering
© 2019 by SSRG - IJPBE Journal
Volume 6 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Dr. K.Velavan, M.D., RT., G.Saravanan, M.SC, PGDCR., Robin N Rajan, Pharm D, Akshaya Sreenivasan, Pharm.D, Bitson Augustine, Pharm.D., Jibin Iacob chacko, Pharm D
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Dr. K.Velavan, M.D., RT., G.Saravanan, M.SC, PGDCR., Robin N Rajan, Pharm D, Akshaya Sreenivasan, Pharm.D, Bitson Augustine, Pharm.D., Jibin Iacob chacko, Pharm D, "Study On The Risk of Mucositis Among The Head And Neck Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy In 3dcrt/Imrt And Chemotherapy By Cisplatin + 5-Fluorouracil Due To Protein Deficiency," SSRG International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering, vol. 6,  no. 3, pp. 12-17, 2019. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942576/IJPBE-V6I3P103

Abstract:

This study aims to determine the severity of mucositis inpatient receiving radiotherapy with chemotherapy in head and neck cancer patients. 29 numbers of head and neck cancer patients enrolled in the study and assigned to treat with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. To analyze the severity of mucositis inpatient on concurrent chemoradiation therapy and to observe the other causes of mucositis including lack of protein in diet the subjects were monitored the severity of Mucositis due to lack of protein in the diet. As a result, good nutrition improves the symptoms of mucositis and reduces the severity of treatment, and also the protein level maintained within ranges seems the severity of mucositis can be reduced.
The consequences of mucositis which include, dysphagia, and weight loss were also reported.

Keywords:

Mucositis, IMRT, 3D-CRT, Cisplatin, 5- fluorouracil, Head and neck cancer

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