Eating Hints: Before, during, and after Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment is usually a life changing experience ,Whether it require you to have surgery,radiation chemotherapy or any other treatment that you choose to take.You probably will have to take drugs to treat the sickness or its side affects, all of those things will change your most likely loose your appetite and the food wont taste as before or it smell  will be be strange to you,and if all this is not enough you might suffer from nausea , vomiting, diarrhea,and sore mouth.

Eating is very important to keep your body strong. Here are a few tips that can help you to ease this experience.

It will be a good idea to walk  before eating breathing fresh air  and clearing your thoughts.

Eat food that you like, that its smell doesn’t bother,also ask your household members to try to avoid cooking or eating those thing that make you uncomfortable next to you.

Try to use organic products and GMO free products.

I know it is  going to sound like a bad advice ,but if you want to eat something that is not considered healthy in normal times,now might not be the  right time to avoid it as long that you are eating it moderately.the main goal now is to give you energy and power to fight and heal.


there is a booklet published by the National Cancer Institute about eating hints i for people who are having or are about to have cancer treatment. Family and friends may also want to read this booklet.You can use this booklet before, during, and after cancer treatment. It covers common types of eating problems and ways you can manage them.

Here is the information about the booklet and how to get it:

This booklet covers:

  • What you should know about cancer treatment, eating well, and eating problems
  • How feelings can affect appetite
  • Hints to manage eating problems
  • How to eat well after cancer treatment ends
  • Foods and drinks to help with certain eating problems
  • Ways to learn more

Talk with your doctor, nurse, or dietitian about any eating problems that might affect you during cancer treatment. He or she may suggest that you read certain sections or follow some of the tips.

The information in this booklet was last updated in January 2018.