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Mouth sores (mucositis) can be caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These cancer treatments target rapidly dividing cancer cells. The treatments can affect other rapidly dividing cells, such as those in your mucous membranes that line your mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, intestines, and anus. You may notice discomfort anywhere along your GI tract.


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