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Eating well with a small appetite

It is not uncommon for people to lose weight before they are diagnosed with cancer or during treatment. Many people find that they lose their appetite when they are having treatment or feeling unwell as a result of their cancer.

We understand it is hard to be enthusiastic about preparing food and eating well when your appetite is poor and you are feeling fatigued. By eating as well as you can, you are giving your body the energy and nutrients it needs to rebuild damaged cells, fight infection and cope with the side effects of treatment. This will hopefully help you recover more quickly.

This information is designed to give you practical support if:

  • your appetite is poor, and you are not eating as well as usual.
  • you require a high energy / high protein diet to help prevent w eight loss and maintain your energy levels.