How can we decrease damage to taste caused by radiotherapy?
Full project name: Taste Dysfunction Following Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer
Tag: Kinder treatments
Taste dysfunction is one of the most frequent complaints of patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer and is reported in up to 75% of patients.
Some patients lose their sense of taste whilst others report a changing perception of taste. Unfortunately, it plays a major role in the anorexia, weight loss and malnutrition seen in patients affected.
Overall, taste dysfunction has a negative impact on quality of life for patients following head and neck radiotherapy
Prof Chris Nutting
Dr Lucinda Gunn
Length of project:
Sir Adrian Swire Swallowing Fellowship
Royal Marsden Hospital London
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