SHORT AND LONG-TERM ORAL HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE PERCEPTION IN CHILDHOOD ONCO-HEMATOLOGICAL CANCER

Alexandre Viana Frascino, Marcelo Fava, Vicente Odone Filho

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Objective: Childhood cancer often impairs Oral Health-related Quality of Life (OHRQOL), but there are few published investigations that evaluate short and long-term OHRQOL in childhood onco-hematologic malignancies survivors. This paper objective was to summarize issues relevant to OHRQOL and further to present an updated review about childhood onco-hematological cancer survivors OHRQOL perception. Method: investigations about OHRQOL impacts due childhood onco-hematological malignancies and its respective antineoplastic treatments Were thoroughly reviewed using keyword combinations: (1) Oral Health-relate Quality of Life assessment; and (2) Onco-hematological childhood cancer. Also, the related articles and important cited references were thoroughly investigated to certify a full review. OHRQOL perception of childhood onco-hematological survivors were assessed, gathered, compared and a critically reviewed using retrieved data. Results: Childhood cancer patients usually do not report OHRQOL when compared to their paired sex/age siblings, but further investigations are encouraged to more specifically evaluate long-term life’s quality impairments due childhood cancer. Significance of Results: Further investigations are needed to evaluate quality of life long-term impairments in childhood onco-hematological cancer survivors. Interdisciplinary palliative health care, including long-term dental follow-up, can improve Quality of Life perception for childhood onco-hematological survivors.


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Childhood Cancer. Oral Health. Quality of Life. Health-Related Quality of Life.

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