Brigitta Ayu Dwi Susanti


Cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy or radiotherapy may have problems in the oral cavity of mucositis. Mucositis causes discomfort in the mouth, inability to tolerate food or fluids (dysphagia) until eventually decreased nutritional status, mucositis can also have physical, psychological, and economic impacts. Patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy may also have problems in the oral cavity that can directly induce myelosupresi and immunosuppression. Oral mucosa is one area that actively performs cell division, so the mouth mucosa quickly responds to therapy in cancer patients. The ability of the patient to maintain the condition of his mouth with oral hygiene while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy is the safety and cheaper treatment in tackling the mucositis. Objective: to determine the effectiveness of research using coffee in cancer patients with mucositis. Methods: search sourced from electronic data base via Ebsco, Pubmed, Google Scholar, and Science Direct. Results: There are four Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) studies that show significant / positive results of improvement of degree of mucositis. Conclusions and suggestions: The use of coffee as an oral hygiene is one of the most effective interventions performed on cancer patients to treat mucositis. Nurses need to apply the use of coffee as an oral hygiene medium in cancer patients as one of the complementary therapies.


cancer, coffee, Oral hygiene, mucositis

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