WHAT IS LLLT

LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy) is the application of red and near infra-red light to painful lesions and fibrotic tissues to improve regeneration, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.

WHO ARE WE

We are an international board of cancer and laser specialists dealing with the side effects of cancer therapy (oncologists, oral medicine specialists, dentists, physiotherapist, pain specialist and clinical research scientist). This group met first in Barcelona, November 2012 as its inaugural meeting.

OUR VISION

LLLT for every oncology patient.

OUR MISSION

To support implementation of LLLT in routine oncology practice for the prevention and management of cancer therapy side effects.

OUR GOAL

To provide cancer specialists and patient care providers with well defined laser and light protocols for all acute and late side effects of cancer therapy. To define adequate laser parameters for each indication is a pre-requisite for any use of this technique.

LLLT as part of supportive care assists the optimisation of cancer therapy, to help the patient endure cancer therapy, to improve survival, and finally to maintain the patient in the best possible health during and after treatment for best possible quality of life.

EVIDENCE-BASED APPLICATIONS

  • Oral Mucositis
  • Lymphoedema
  • BRONJ

EMERGING APPLICATIONS

  • Trismus
  • Xerostomia
  • Dermatitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Pain control

OTHER POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS TO BE STUDIED

  • Dysphagia
  • Taste
  • Hearing loss
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Voice changes