Session Date and Time:
Wednesday November 3, 2021
at 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
This educational session has been provided through the Southwestern Ontario Chapter Support Group.
Treatments for cancer, and in particular for lymphoma, can have a wide range of side effects that can impact a patient’s quality of life. Patients with cancer may experience mouth or oral problems before cancer treatment as a result of their lymphoma, during cancer treatment or afterwards. The most common mouth problems for patients with cancer can include mouth sores, change in taste, dry mouth or lips, tooth and gum problems, and difficulty swallowing. Many mouth problems caused by cancer treatment often will get better over time with proper care and treatment. It is important to recognize the different oral complications that can occur for lymphoma patients, and to seek active dental care before, during and following cancer treatment.
This presentation will provide an overview of the different oral complications caused by lymphoma or specific lymphoma treatments, and will provide numerous recognition and management techniques to know when best to seek help from a dental specialist.
Dr. Erin Watson, DMD, MHSc
Deputy Chief Dental Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Speaker Biography: Dr. Erin Watson is the Deputy Chief of Dentistry at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where she specializes in treating cancer patients. She is the Director of the Dental Oncology Fellowship Program at PMH, where she holds an appointment as Clinician-Investigator. Dr. Watson graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University and completed her residency in Hospital Based Dentistry at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto, and has also received her Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Toronto. She provides continuing education lectures on the topic of dental care for cancer patients, both to dental study clubs and on behalf of the University of Toronto, where she holds an appointment as an Instructor in the Faculty of Dentistry.
**Please note this presentation does contain some graphic images of oral health complications that may not be suitable for all audiences. Images are provided for patients to recognize specific oral complications in order to communicate these immediately to their oral and healthcare team for management. View discretion is advised.