Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help. If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor.

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Types and causes of mouth problems

Mouth problems can happen with various cancers and also with treatments, such as chemo. Here’s a guide to what causes mouth problems and how to treat them.

Treating mouth problems

There are various ways of treating the mouth problems that cancer can cause. They include mouthwashes, artificial saliva and jaw exercises.

Research into mouth problems

Researchers are looking into preventing mouth problems after treatment, making any problems less severe and helping people who develop mouth problems.

Mouth care

Looking after your mouth is important when you have cancer. You can get useful tips on how to cope with common mouth problems.

Resources and support

There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you understand mouth problems and get the treatment and support you need. 

Last reviewed: 
02 Aug 2018

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