ID 112298
Title Alternative
Dysgeusia during cancer treatment and dietary intervention
Author
Matsushima, Rina University of Tokushima
Syono, Hitoshi University of Tokushima
Beppu, Kana University of Tokushima
Watanabe, Suzuno University of Tokushima
Ohira, Yu University of Tokushima
Keywords
cancer
chemotherapy
dysgeusia
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
For patients with cancer, malnutrition is one of the most serious problems. Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective for metastasis and tumor reduction as adjuvant therapy at the perioperative stage, in addition to prolonging the life of a patient and providing a radical cure. On the other hand, loss of appetite that is induced by the above treatment sometimes worsens the nutritional health of a patient. Therefore, it confers prolonged hospitalization and a delay in additional chemotherapy or surgery. Moreover, other side effects besides the loss of appetite due to chemoradiotherapy(hair loss, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, among others)can lead to worse nutritional health. Among these side effects, taste disorder is a major factor of decreasing meal intake and is a severe problem occurring frequently during treatment. However, its fundamental reasons, remedial measures, and treatments have not been established yet. In this article, we will report the previous basic research and clinical problems of dysgeusia that occurs during cancer treatment, and introduce a nutritional approach to preventing or improving dysgeusia.
Journal Title
Shikoku Acta Medica
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
74
Issue
3-4
Start Page
101
End Page
106
Sort Key
101
Published Date
2018-08-25
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jpn
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Medical Sciences