What to eat during breast cancer treatment

What to eat during breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer treatments can have a range of side effects, some of which may affect the way you eat and drink. We’ve teamed up with Breast Cancer Care to bring you a selection of recipes, designed to help you through your treatment. All recipes have been checked by a Breast Cancer Care nurse.

Healthy eating during chemotherapy if you’re experiencing a loss of appetite
If your appetite is small, eating smaller more frequent meals may be easier for you. Try the below recipes for a lighter meal or snack:

 

Healthy eating during chemotherapy if you’re experiencing an increased appetite
Sometimes chemotherapy can stimulate your appetite. If you’re worried about gaining weight, try the recipes below:

 

Nausea
It’s important to keep fluids up. Eating little and often can also help. Here are some recipes to help combat nausea:

 

Sore mouth
Chemotherapy can make your mouth sore, dry and uncomfortable to eat. We’ve selected some recipes that shouldn’t cause too much discomfort:

 

Constipation
Eating and drinking less, not being active and certain medications can all lead to constipation. Try one of our higher fibre recipes:

 

Find out more information including how soon you can eat after surgery, how radiotherapy and hormone therapy may affect your diet and what taste changes you may experience, here.

 

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September 2019