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Other aspects of supportive care 

Other aspects of supportive care
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Other aspects of supportive care
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10.1093/med/9780199299676.003.20
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date: 14 October 2019

Mucositis 254

Nausea and vomiting 256

Constipation 264

Nutrition 268

Immunization 270

Breaking bad news 276

Palliative care 280

Central venous access devices 286

Haemopoietic growth factors 288

Mucositis is painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucosal membranes. The mouth is affected most commonly, but any part of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) may be involved. Other mucous membranes (e.g. larynx) may be affected, but less commonly....

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