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Cancer and its treatment can cause problems with eating, including sickness, appetite loss and a sore mouth. Find ways to deal with them.
Eating problems may be caused by cancer or as a side effect of treatment.
Choosing the right food and drink can help with soreness and ulceration of the mouth.
There are ways to make your food more enjoyable if your sense of taste has changed.
Planning ahead can help if you feel too tired to prepare meals.
Cancer treatments can cause constipation, but this can be helped by having a high-fibre diet and regular exercise.
There is help available if you have diarrhoea caused by cancer treatment.
There are ways to manage wind that you may find helpful.
There are lots of things that can help if you are feeling sick due to cancer treatment.
A few changes to your diet can make chewing or swallowing easier.
There are things you can do that may help if you have lost your appetite.
Heartburn and indigestion can be caused by the cancer or treatment. There are ways to deal with both.
Dealing with eating problems during treatment is difficult. You may want to talk to someone or ask for extra help.
Caring for someone with eating problems may be upsetting, but there are things you can do to help.
We have suggested some resources about eating problems that you may find helpful.
Cancer or some cancer treatments can sometimes lead to weight loss and malnutrition. Some people may need artificial nutritional support.
The two main types of nutritional support are enteral nutrition (EN) and parenteral nutrition (PN).
Find out more about how chemotherapy and radiotherapy work, and why they might cause you to have eating problems.
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