Dealing with cancer treatment can feel physically and emotionally overwhelming at times. With so much new information to take on board, all those appointments and hospital visits, and important decisions being made about your care, it can sometimes feel as if things are out of your hands.
Feeling sick, or nausea, is a very common side effect of having chemotherapy treatment. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help with the symptoms. However, many people still find that they struggle to deal with the effects of nausea.
Taste plays a vital role in choosing your food and is part of the reason you derive pleasure from eating and drinking. Your cancer treatment can affect your sense of taste causing your food to; lack flavour, taste too sweet, salty or metallic.
Normally these changes are temporary and will begin to improve over time but it can be hard to maintain your calorie intake and meet your body’s protein, vitamin and mineral needs. There are things you can to do to help make food tastier while living with cancer, and here are recommendations from experts and people living with cancer.
Steroids are substances that you make naturally in your body. They can be replicated in the lab to help treat certain side effects or symptoms, or to increase the effectiveness of certain chemotherapy drugs. Steroids play important roles in several different mechanisms throughout the body, including fight and flight (stress) and immune responses.
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If you’re living with cancer this Thanksgiving, the holiday might be feeling a little more stressful than usual. Big family get-togethers, heavy meals, new scents, sounds, and travel can all deplete your energy.
To help, we’ve put together 5 simple tips for navigating Thanksgiving supper when you’re living with cancer.
The thought of a full Thanksgiving meal might be overwhelming if you’re living with cancer, so we’ve put together a yummy list of alternative thanksgiving recipes that are tailored to help you manage your symptoms and side-effects.
Some of the most common side effects reported by people living with cancer are eating difficulties, including nausea, mouth soreness, trouble swallowing, dry mouth, or a loss of taste. So how can you still be part of the Thanksgiving celebrations if a huge roast dinner with all the trimmings is out of the question?
We speak to Liz Butler, a cancer-specific nutritionist, about the best foods to eat when you are diagnosed with cancer, and the foods you should stay far away from
Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. But we know it’s not that simple, is it?
There may be times during your cancer treatment when you are unable to eat as healthy as you would like. When you’re experiencing sore mouth, difficulty swallowing, and general loss of appetite, how are you supposed to keep your diet balanced and nutritious?
Good nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatment can affect your appetite. Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect your body’s ability to tolerate certain foods and use nutrients.
Here’s where Liz Butler steps in. Liz is a nutritional therapist and has been working with people with cancer for the last 17 years.