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How should I prepare food if I have a sore throat from cancer treatment?

If you have a sore throat or mouth, follow these tips when preparing food:
  • Eat your favorite foods, but blend or grind to soften them. It is easier to blend warm food. For example, if you like vegetable soup, heat, then blend it. Cut meats up in small pieces, add gravy, and blend.
  • Make stews, casseroles, and simmered foods by adding more liquid to make them softer.
  • To moisten foods, use butter, gravies, or cream sauces on meats and vegetables.
  • Soak or dunk foods in coffee, tea, milk, cocoa, or warm beverages. Dry foods can scratch delicate tissues in your mouth and throat.

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