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The aim of this information is to help inform you, and those close to you, about how to reduce the symptoms of oesophagitis (inflamed food pipe). Symptoms like pain when trying to swallow and heartburn may be caused by the radiotherapy treatment to your chest, stomach, head and neck or spine.

This document is a guide only and cannot cover every possible situation. The health professionals caring for you should always consider your individual situation when making decisions about your care. Contact your cancer clinic staff or doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, or you are having problems coping with side effects. Use of this document is subject to eviQ’s disclaimer available at

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17 Jan 2019