Many people with cancer find there are times when they cannot eat as much as usual.
This can be caused by the cancer or side effects of treatment, making eating difficult.
Side effects such as nausea, food tasting different or just not feeling hungry can often lead to weight loss.
Some cancers make you use up more energy which means you may lose weight even if you are eating well. It is important to try and keep your weight stable during treatment.
Dietitians can advise on dietary changes to help manage symptoms or ways to fortify food to help maintain weight. We may suggest you take nutritional supplements to help prevent further weight loss and help you gain weight.
Dietitians can support you in stabilising your weight and trying to prevent any further losses.
A reduced appetite is not uncommon during cancer treatment. A Dietitian can advise on different ways of managing this to ensure you do not become malnourished.
Dietitians can advise on food, drink & medication to help you manage symptoms.
Nutrition is important to ensure you remain well enough for treatment such as chemotherapy. A Dietitian can support you with diet to help manage the side effects of treatment.
Sometimes people experience swallowing problems, or a sore mouth as a side effect of treatment. A Dietitian may advise on nutritional support to ensure you remain nourished until symptoms improve.
Food tasting different is not unusual whilst undergoing treatment. Dietitians can advise on ways to manage this until your symptoms improve and your taste returns to normal.