Head and Neck Cancers

Head and Neck Cancers Oral Medicine Mountain View

Acute and Chronic Complications from Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers

Oral Medicine Clinical Practice

Neck Cancers Symptoms

Providing Patient Care In The San Francisco
Bay Area Since 1996

Mountain View, California

Treatment of cancers often involves radiation treatment and chemotherapy. These treatments may have oral side-effects, both short and long-term including mucositis, loss of taste, oral candidiasis, dry mouth and osteonecrosis.

Dr. Nita Chainani-Wu has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of short and long term complications from cancer treatments. Treatment of the symptoms and signs may involve use of topical and systemic medications. She has also conducted original research studies which have included patients with history of cancer treatment and a long term side-effect of dry mouth.

View Dr. Chainani-Wu’s publications on Oral Cancer
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Chainani-Wu N, Epstein J, Touger-Decker R. Diet and prevention of oral
cancer: strategies for clinical practice. J Am Dent Assoc. 2011 Feb;142(2):166-9.
Review. PubMed PMID: 21282682.

Chainani-Wu N. Diet and oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal cancer. Nutr Cancer.
2002;44(2):104-26. Review. PubMed PMID: 12734057.

Chainani-Wu N, Gorsky M, Mayer P, Bostrom A, Epstein JB, Silverman S Jr.
Assessment of the use of sialogogues in the clinical management of patients with
xerostomia. Spec Care Dentist. 2006 Jul-Aug;26(4):164-70. PubMed PMID: 16927740.

Nita Chainani-Wu, Crystal Chang, Chelsia Sim, Timothy C Wu, Darren Cox, Davud Sirjani, Sol Silverman Jr
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Mimicking Peri-Implantitis
Clin Adv Periodontics
. 2016 May;6(2):83-88. PMID: 31535489

N Chainani-Wu, E Madden, D Cox, H Sroussi, J Epstein, S Silverman Jr
Toluidine blue aids in detection of dysplasia and carcinoma in suspicious oral lesions
Oral Dis
. 2015 Oct;21(7):879-85. PMID: 26173924

Nita Chainani-Wu, Daniel M Purnell, Sol Silverman Jr
Oral leukoplakia development in patients with pre-existing oral lichen planus
J Calif Dent Assoc
. 2015 Jan;43(1):35-9. PMID: 25632518

Nita Chainani-Wu, DMD, MS, PhD; Anuradha Nayudu, BDS; and Daniel Purnell, BA, MPH
Oral Lichen Planus Flares Triggered by Cow’s Milk in a Patient With Elevated IgE Antibodies to Milk
J Calif Dent Assoc
. 2017, CDA JOURNAL, VOL 45, No9.

Early diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions is critical to maintain your oral and general health.