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Mouth Sores

Mouth sores can be a painful side effect of cancer treatments and or radiation to the head and neck. Although they usually heal within two weeks, here are some things you can do to help mouth sores:

  • Avoid commercial mouthwash with alcohol
  • Keep your mouth clean
  • Eat soft foods when your mouth sores are present
  • Contact a physician if you are unable to eat or drink

Learn more about mouth sores during cancer treatment on OncoLink.