About Oral Mucositis Quality of Life

Oral mucositis impairs patients' functionality, with an impact on QoL proportional to disease severity.

  • Even a score of 1 or 2 (mild or moderate) was associated with a significant reduction in QoL.
  • All QoL scores continued to decline until Week 6, coinciding with the peak of mouth and throat soreness (MTS).
  • After Week 6, all QoL scores rose. 



Elting et al. Cancer 2008; 113:2704-13.

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