Cancer - Nutritional Implications of Treatment

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Key Nutrition Issues


Nutrition-related implications of cancer treatment include diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, dysphagia, xerostomia, taste changes, thick saliva, oral mucositis and constipation (1). The side-effects of cancer treatments can adversely affect the nutritional status of the individuals undergoing treatment. Side-effects that impact nutrition status include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomatitis, mucositis, dysphagia, alterations in taste and smell, pain, depression and anxiety
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Last Updated: 2023-04-26