How Do I Eat Well when I have a Dry or Sore Mouth or Throat?

How Do I Eat Well when I have a Dry or Sore Mouth or Throat?

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9038
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 12/12
Last Review: 04/15
Next Review: 2018

Information for people with cancer who may be experiencing a dry or sore mouth or throat due to radio or chemotherapy. Guidance on relieving symptoms and maintaining nutritional intake.


Sample copy contents remain current.  Review dates and logos are correct on printed copy.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.

To enable clients and their carers understand how to adapt their diet to cope with a range of side effects associated with their cancer or the treatment and to improve their diet generally.

The Target Group will understand how to adapt their diet to cope with a range of side effects associated with their cancer, its treatment and/or to improve the diet generally for people with eating/appetite difficulties during palliative care/convalescence.

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