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Suggest precautions to be taken during radiation therapy

Hi,
I am sick of my mom's daily complaints about her effect of radiation. She recently underwent a cancer surgery.She was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in her buccal mucosa.She was operated before problems could prove fatal. since she is a very religious lady she quite often keeps on reading holy books of all three major religions.She cant eat from her mouth and is presently on PEG tube.
Mon, 5 Oct 2015
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She can take food through tube, but still she should try food by mouth .mouth washes are very essential while on radiation , oral hygeine is very important.Dont take spicy and oily food.Take water as much as possible.
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Suggest precautions to be taken during radiation therapy

She can take food through tube, but still she should try food by mouth .mouth washes are very essential while on radiation , oral hygeine is very important.Dont take spicy and oily food.Take water as much as possible.