Mucositis is when your mouth or gut is sore and inflamed. It's a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer. It can be very unpleasant, but usually stops in a few weeks.
If you're having cancer treatment, there are some things you can do to help prevent and ease mucositis.
These are symptoms of mucositis. They usually begin around 1 to 2 weeks after starting cancer treatment.
Mucositis should get better within a few weeks of finishing cancer treatment.
Your care team can offer treatments to ease it, such as:
You may also find it useful to chat to people in a similar situation or who have had cancer treatment before.
Ask your care team about support groups in your area.
You could also try an online forum like: