Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Oral Toxicities Not Related to Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy
The discontinuation of tobacco use to favor the healing process has been recommended. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Smoking in Cancer Care for more information.) However, the role of tobacco and other comorbidities in the process of BON formation requires further investigation. Several cases of oral osteonecrosis have been reported with drugs other than bisphosphonates, including the following:[31,32]
A human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa beta ligand and is under investigation.
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