Light helps reduce severity of oral mucositis

Recently, there have been many reports that light therapy may benefit oral mucositis for those patients following whole body irradiation treatments for cancer. In this double-blind randomized controlled study,  24 adult patients underwent chemotherapy during 2009-2010. The results correlated with those shown in previous studies, where, the light therapy was able to decrease the effect of chemotherapy on oral mucositis and pain in a variety of malignancies. The significance of this study is quite huge, as oral mucositis represents a very painful disorder for those undergoing cancer treatments, where conventional therapies have not been effectively helping towards the intense pain that they go through <read study>