Mouth and Throat Sores | Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


The lining of your and throat are particularly susceptible to damage from cancer treatment. Chemotherapy and other anticancer drugs can cause the following conditions or symptoms to develop:

You can manage many of these conditions and symptoms with prescription drugs and other remedies. Ask your doctor to recommend products to moisturize your lips.

A white, shiny coating or white patches on the tongue, inside of the cheeks or floor of the mouth, which can indicate a yeast infection, also called thrush or oral Candidiasis

Maintain good dental and oral hygiene to help prevent gum disease and infection. If you wear dental braces, ask your doctor if you’ll need to have them removed before starting treatment.

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