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Cancer Treatment Radiation = Mouth Sores = Poor Nutrition. Soft, delicious solutions?

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Cancer Treatment Radiation = Mouth Sores = Poor Nutrition. Soft, delicious solutions?

Sherri | Jan 18, 2007 02:11 AM

A dear friend of mine is undergoing daily radiation for treatment of an oral cancer. She's one week into a six week treatment and has developed painful mouth sores. She is in her 80s and has family who will cook, is a lifelong CH and having a terrible time finding something to eat that is delicious, soft and protein-rich. She prefers savory to sweet flavors, but that could change. I've suggested oyster stew, savory custards, chicken liver pate, puree of peas w/mint, rice pudding, Thai butternut squash soup, shrimp-scallop-sole terrine and many other possibilities. She also needs extra calories as she's too thin, per her physician.

Anything acidic, crisp or that needs chewing is O-U-T for obvious reasons. Thank you, hounds. This is a very special lady, deserving of much kind attention.

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