Oral Care (Mouth Care)
Guideline and Algorithm
This guide helps healthcare professionals assess and appropriately manage a patient's cancer-related oral care. The guide is also available in a condensed pocket guide format and 2-page algorithm.
Also available is a combined pocket guide including guides for delirium, dyspnea, nausea and vomiting, pain, loss of appetite, bowel care and oral care.
People with cancer may have mouth problems before, during or after cancer treatment. These documents can be used by patients, family members, friends or caregivers. They do not replace advice from your healthcare team.
Cancer Drug Side Effect Sheet
The cancer drug side effect sheet offers quick tips for people with mouth problems related to chemotherapy. Review it with your healthcare team.
The patient symptom guide is available in 6 languages. It will help you understand cancer-related mouth problems and how to manage them.
Tips from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research