If you or someone you love is being treated for cancer, then you may already know that eating well-balanced meals can be difficult. But proper nutrition is vital at this time to help maintain the strength needed to cope with side effects from treatment. And good nutrition now is important to healing and recovery after treatment.
Unfortunately, the disease and the medical treatments used to fight it can affect appetite, senses of smell and taste, the ability to chew and swallow food, and all-around energy levels. Emotions — like fear and anxiety — can also make eating a challenge. But there are some steps you can take to help overcome these barriers to getting the daily nutrients needed when undergoing treatment
Watch this video for suggestions.