Managing Side Effects


Managing the side effects of your treatment is very important to maintain your strength so you can tolerate your treatment as well as possible. Some eating problems may be related to the cancer itself depending on which part of your body it is located. It can make you feel or be sick, cause pain or affect your body’s ability to digest your food properly.

Some cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy can cause side effects affecting your food intake such as the ones outlined above as well as taste changes, reduced appetite, loss of interest in food, sore mouth diarrhoea or constipation. Surgery can also affect your food intake and digestion depending on what part of your body has been operated on in particular surgery to your mouth, throat, food pipe (oesophagus), stomach, intestine or pancreas.

Contact me to discuss how to manage your symptoms effectively during your treatment.