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.
Caring for someone with cancer can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. It can strengthen your relationship as you demonstrate your love and commitment but it is also demanding, both physically and emotionally. If you have been caring for someone for some time, you may feel exhausted. You might feel guilty making time for yourself. However, looking after your wellbeing can help relieve the stress and exhaustion of caring for your loved one and reduce feelings of frustration and isolation. It also can make you an even better carer!
It’s hard to educate about and discuss cervical cancer without mentioning the Human Papillomavirus. Since the 1990s, research has found a direct link between HPV and Cervical Cancer. But if you are unfamiliar with what the Human Papillomavirus is, it could cause some confusion and anxiety which may not be necessary. Read on to find out more.
Millions of people across the world receive chemotherapy, and it’s only natural to wonder what to expect. We’ve received several emails at Live Better With HQ asking us for tips on what to bring to chemo and what to do whilst there.