Mucositis is a painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract, usually as an adverse effect of chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment for cancer.
Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis: eMedicine
Detailed information on this condition which can occur anywhere along the digestive tract and which is further complicated by the nausea and vomiting that often occurs during treatment.
Mucositis: Oral, Esophageal and Gastrointestinal Problems and Solutions
Detailed information and advice from Cancer Supportive and Survivorship Care.
NHS Choices: Mucositis
Provides information on this condition that causes pain and inflammation in the lining of the digestive tract. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
OncoLink: Mucositis
Provides detailed information including an overview, signs and symptoms, prevention, treatment and pain control.
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