What is mucositis?
Mucositis describes inflammatory and/or ulcerative lesions of the mucosa, which often result from chemotherapeutic agents or radiation.12 It is a common complication of cancer treatments, which can have significant, and sometimes dose-limiting, consequences.13
Oral Mucositis (OM)
OM is an acute inflammatory and ulcerative complication of the mucosal membrane that commonly occurs during cancer therapy. OM is one of the side-effects14 of cancer treatment and can result from systemic chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of the two.
Proctitis (rectal mucositis)
Actinic proctitis, caused by radiation treatment in the pelvic region; and proctitis caused by chemotherapy is inflammation of the rectal mucosa.
Radiation proctitis, or radiation induced rectal mucositis, is defined as an inflammatory process of the rectal mucosa that can occur almost immediately after the initiation of therapy or in some cases, up to 3 months after starting treatment.15 Symptoms of acute radiation proctitis include burning pain sensations, diarrhoea, nausea, cramps, tenesmus, urgency, mucous discharge, and minor bleeding.
Vulvovaginitis (vaginal mucositis)
Actinic vulvovaginitis caused by radiation treatment in the pelvic region and vulvovaginitis caused by chemotherapy, is the inflammation of the vaginal mucosa.
What is Mucosamin®?
The Mucosamin® range contains Sodium hyaluronate and amino acids, which helps to treat and relieve the symptoms of mucositis. Mucosamin® protects the healthy mucosa, whilst providing pain relief and promoting wound healing of painful lesions.