Many people with cancer find there are times when they cannot
eat as much as usual. This can be caused by the cancer or the 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 your body use up more energy meaning you may lose weight even if your 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 suggest ways to fortify foods to help maintain weight. We may suggest you
take nutritional supplements to help prevent further weight loss
and help you gain weight.