Subjective and objective taste and smell changes in cancer

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Title: Subjective and objective taste and smell changes in cancer
Authors: Spotten, L. E.
Corish, Clare A.
Lorton, C. M.
Ui Dhuibhir, Pauline M.
O’Donoghue, N. C.
O'Connor, B.
Walsh, Thomas D.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9385
Date: 1-May-2017
Abstract: Malnutrition is highly prevalent in cancer patients and an important predictor of morbidity, mortality, treatment response and toxicity. Taste and smell changes (TSCs) are common and may contribute to malnutrition. Research has previously focused on patients receiving chemotherapy (CT) or head and neck radiotherapy (RT). However, TSCs may occur pre-treatment, with other treatment modalities, and in cancer survivors. This review evaluates objective and subjective assessment of taste and smell, discusses the prevalence of TSCs in cancer, and reviews the clinical sequelae of TSCs in cancer patients.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright (published version): 2017 the Authors
Keywords: Taste and smell changesOncologyCancer
DOI: 10.1093/annonc/mdx018
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Research Collection
Medicine Research Collection
Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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