The influence of xerostomia after radiotherapy on quality of life

@article{Dirix2007TheIO,
  title={The influence of xerostomia after radiotherapy on quality of life},
  author={Piet Dirix and Sandra Nuyts and Vincent Vander Poorten and Pierre Delaere and Walter Van den Bogaert},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={171-179}
}
Xerostomia is a common complication of radiotherapy for head and neck cancer because irreparable damage is caused to the salivary glands if they are included in the radiation fields. The aim of the study was to evaluate the degree of xerostomia in survivors of head and neck cancer and to determine its impact on quality of life. A xerostomia questionnaire consisting of three parts (xerostomia score, quality of life survey, and visual analogue scale) was completed by 75 head and neck cancer… CONTINUE READING