Mouth sores are painful, irritated areas in your child’s mouth. They can be caused by some cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation. This handout explains how to prevent and treat mouth sores.
Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and infection can cause mouth sores, tender gums, and a sore throat. The condition is called mucositis (mew koh SY tis). Any food that is tough to chew or swallow will make it harder for your child to eat. This handout offers ideas for foods that might be easier for your child to eat.