Side effects and symptoms

Eating problems

Cancer and its treatment can cause problems with eating including sickness, appetite loss and a sore mouth. Find ways to deal with them.

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    Eating problems

    Eating problems may be caused by your cancer or as a side effect of treatment.

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    If you have a sore or dry mouth

    Choosing the right food and drink can help with soreness and ulceration of the mouth.

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    If you have changes in taste

    There are ways to make your food more enjoyable if your sense of taste has changed.

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    If you're too tired

    Planning ahead can help if you feel too tired to prepare meals.

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    If you have constipation

    Diet and exercise can help constipation caused by cancer treatment.

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    If you have diarrhoea

    There is help available if you have diarrhea caused by cancer treatment.

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    If you have wind

    There are ways to manage wind that you may find helpful.

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    If you're feeling sick

    Help is available if you are feeling sick due to cancer treatment.

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    Appetite

    There are things you can do that may help if you have lost your appetite.

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    If you have heartburn or indigestion

    Heartburn and indigestion can be caused by the cancer or treatment. There are ways to deal with both.

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    Coping with eating problems

    Dealing with eating problems during treatment is difficult, you may want to talk to someone or ask for extra help.

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    Caring for someone with eating problems

    Caring for someone with eating problems is challenging, but there are things you can do to help.