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Quality of Life Associated with Radiation-Induced Xerostomia

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Description:

Radiation to the head and neck to treat cancer can result in xerostomia (dry mouth). Xerostomia may be associated with a number of signs and symptoms which can be troublesome for the patient, resulting in an impaired quality of life.

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