Evolving Foundations
NCPD Article

Chemotherapy-Induced Taste Alteration

Suzanne Penna

taste alteration, dysgeusia, miracle fruit, photobiomodulation, CiTAS
CJON 2023, 27(5), 479-485. DOI: 10.1188/23.CJON.479-485

Taste alteration is a common side effect of chemotherapy and can have a direct impact on patients’ quality of life. Consistent evaluation of alteration in taste is lacking in clinical practice. The literature strongly supports nursing assessment of this significant problem. Early identification can prevent or lessen the severity of complications associated with taste alteration. Additional research regarding interventions is needed.

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