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Managing diet problems in cancer

There are ways to deal with eating, digestion or weight loss problems when you have cancer. Medicines, soft diets, adding calories to your diet or tube feedings are some of the ways to manage diet problems.

Where to start in managing diet problems

Advice on how to start getting help with diet problems and who can help when you have cancer.

Medicines for diet problems

Find out about the medicines that can help with diet problems, and their possible side effects.

Eating in hospital

It is not always easy to get used to the set meal times when staying in the hospital. Find out what you can do to help you with eating in the hospital.

Tips for putting on weight

How to add calories to your diet to help you put on weight.

Soft diet

If you have difficulty swallowing because of your cancer and treatment, a soft diet can help.

Tips for diet problems

Find tips on how to deal with diet problems such as taste changes, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, constipation and sickness (nausea).

Drip or tube feeding

About drip and tube feeding if you need extra nourishment as a result of weight loss or your treatment.

Alternative cancer diets

Information on some popular alternative therapies that some claim can help control or cure nutritional problems, or even the cancer itself.

Diet in advanced cancer

Find out about diet problems that can happen in advanced cancer, including information on treatments available to control your symptoms.

Last reviewed: 
06 Sep 2017

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