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Mucositis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation of the surface of the mucous membrane.
Symptoms of mucositis
The symptoms of mucositis depend on whether your mouth or digestive system is affected.
Causes of mucositis
Mucositis is usually a side effect of cancer treatment.
Diagnosing mucositis
Mucositis can usually be diagnosed after a physical examination and a description of your symptoms.
Treating mucositis
There is no single treatment for mucositis, as it largely depends on which type of mucositis you have and exactly what caused it.
Complications of mucositis
Oral mucositis and gastrointestinal mucositis can sometimes lead to other problems.
Preventing mucositis
Some treatments can be taken before you receive cancer therapy to try to reduce the severity and duration of mucositis.