About diet problems

Eating and drinking a balanced diet is an important part of coping when you have cancer, but cancer and its treatment can cause several diet problems.

Why diet is important

Eating a balanced diet can help you cope with cancer and its treatments.

How cancer causes diet problems

Cancer can cause changes to your body, making it hard to eat or digest food and use its nutrients.

How treatment causes diet problems

Cancer treatments can affect your appetite and cause problems with eating, drinking and digestion.

Last reviewed: 
24 Feb 2020
Next review due: 
24 Feb 2023
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