Mucositis is one of the most common debilitating side effects related to cancer treatments and can involve any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a complex process of mucosal injury that leads to inflammatory or ulcerative lesions.
The mechanisms and clinical presentation can differ according to the anatomic site involved (oral or gastrointestinal) and the treatment received. Understanding the pathophysiology and management of mucosal injury as a secondary effect of anti-cancer treatment is an important area of clinical research.
Prophylaxis, early diagnosis, and adequate management of complications are essential to increase therapeutic success and improve the survival outcomes and quality of life of cancer patients
One CPD article on mucositis
Highlighting the challenges that cancer patients face with side effects due to the treatment they receive and specifically how mucositis develops and impacts on the cancer patients journey and quality of life
Understand the concept of mucositis and the most recent information around prevention and management of this side effect of oncology treatment
South African Medical Association
2 CPD points
Pass with 70%