It’s very important to look after your mouth during and after radiotherapy. Keeping your mouth as clean as possible can help protect your teeth, encourage tissue healing and reduce the risk of problems in the future.
Order information about cancer treatments and side effects. Our recipe book also has ideas for people with a sore mouth.
Find out more about how chemotherapy and radiotherapy work, and why they might cause you to have mouth problems.
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Community member, Kath, was diagnosed in 2012 with squamous cell cervical cancer at age 36. Read her inspirational story of how she went on to have a son after treatment.
This group is for cancer survivors and people who have finished treatment. It is a space to discuss things like the physical and emotional after effects of cancer, returning to work, or trying to move on with your life.
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