Patient Education

The following patient education materials have been developed by MASCC Study Groups.

Mucositis Study Group
Mucositis Management
The following educational materials concern management of oral mucositis in patients receiving different kinds of cancer treatment. These Information Sheets are based on a thorough review of the medical literature and reflect the current evidence-based guidelines. The Information Sheets were developed by the MASCC’s Mucositis Study Group in partnership with ISOO. They are intended to improve the lives of oncology patients and focus on prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer and cancer therapy.

>> Go to Mucositis Management for an overview and the following educational materials that can be distribution to patients as needed.
  • Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Chemotherapy
  • Mucositis Management for Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation(HSCT)
  • Mucositis Management for Patients Treated with Radiotherapy to the Head and Neck


Oncodermatology Study Group
"Targeted Therapies" - Patient Brochure
>> Caring for your skin, hair and nails on "Targeted Therapies" - Download this PDF brochure for patients with EGFRI side effects.


Oral Care Study Group
Oral Care Fact Sheets
The MASCC/ISOO Oral Care Study Group and the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) have together created four multilingual Fact Sheets for patients receiving chemotherapy and those undergoing head and neck radiation therapy. These Fact Sheets result from the collaboration of physicians, nurses, dietitians, speech language pathologists, dentists, radiation therapists and social workers committed to supportive care. They are based on systematic reviews and guideline development and reflect up-to-date, evidenced-based recommendations for managing the oral complications of cancer therapy, as well as the most current thinking about knowledge translation and delivery to patients.

>> Go to Oral Care Patient Education for the complete set of Multidisciplinary Patient Care fact sheets and their translations.
  • How to Care for Your Mouth During Active Chemotherapy
  • How to Care for Yourself Before Head and Neck Radiation Begins
  • How to Care for Yourself During Head and Neck Radiation
  • How to Care for Yourself After Head and Neck Radiation Begins
Oral Care Education Videos
The MASCC/ISOO Oral Care Study Group has created four video storyboards to provide information on self-care during active chemotherapy and also self-care before, during, and after head-and-neck radiation. These videos provide an alternative to the Patient Care Fact Sheets. They can be viewed on computers, tablets, smart phones, as well as overhead in waiting rooms.

>> Go to Oral Care Education Videos for the complete set of video storyboards.
  • Self-Care During Active Chemotherapy
  • Self-Care Before Head and Neck Radiation
  • Self-Care During Head and Neck Radiation
  • Self-Care After Head and Neck Radiation