Oral health care considerations for patients with cancer:
- Coordinate the treatment of patients diagnosed with any type of cancer with the patient’s medical team.
- Hematologic malignancies are usually associated with an increased susceptibility for devoping infections, which may require antibiotic prophylaxis, and may also induce impaired hemostasis.
- Patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy require special dental protocol considerations.
- Classifications and treatment strategies have been devloped for patients taking intravenous bisphosphonates.