The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders offers THOR® Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy for the prevention and treatment of mouth sores in cancer therapy patients.

Who may benefit

Head and neck cancer patients receiving a high dose of chemoradiation treatment are almost 100 percent guaranteed to get a high level of oral mucositis. These painful mouth sores can make everyday tasks like eating, swallowing, or brushing teeth difficult. Being able to offer patients light therapy can bring therapeutic benefits.

How it is administered

The light unit is shaped like a flat popsicle which is placed inside the mouth. Each treatment field takes about 60 seconds 2-3 times a week and can include intraoral, cheeks, and submandibular (or neck).