'Light' from low level laser therapy, through a process called photobiomodulation (PBM), has been in existence in supportive care in cancer, in particular in the management of oral mucositis (OM) in patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In this book the authors attempt to portray the current status of the supportive care interventions that are possible with PBM using low level laser therapy (LLLT) in patients undergoing cancer treatment for solid tumours, harmatological malignancies, and head and neck cancers.
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1. Photobiomodulation and low level laser therapy
5. Salivary gland - hyposalivation
8. Voice alterations
11. Safety concerns
12. Conclusion and future directions
About the Author(s)Raj Nair
, Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia
Raj is a Professor of Oral Medicine/Oral Oncology, Acting Deputy Head of School (Research), Higher Degree Research (HDR) Convenor, Discipline Head of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Human Diseases at Griffith University and Oral Oncology Consultant, Department of Haematology and Oncology (Cancer Services), Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH), Queensland Health, Gold Coast, Australia. He is a member of Cancer Research group of Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Raj is an educator who convenes university courses in the discipline of oral medicine, oral pathology, and internal medicine and contributes to the education of specialist trainees and nurses at the hospital. He is Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.Rene-Jean Bensadoun
, Nice High Energy Centre
Professor Rene-Jean Bensadoun is a Radiation Oncologist and Professor of Oncology-Radiotherapy. He was Head of Radiotherapy Department at the Centre Antoine Lacassagne in Nice (2006â€“2008), and Head of the Department of Radiotherapy at the University Hospital of Poitiers, Regional Cancer Pole, from 2008 to 2014. He currently heads the Nice High Energy Centre (private structure of Radiotherapy and Supportive Care).