Oncology and its treatment can have a major impact on your nutrition. Poor nutrition can weaken your immune system, make it harder for your body to fight off infection, and lead to weight loss and muscle wasting. Good nutrition is an important part of oncology treatment.
Oncology treatments can cause changes in your appetite, weight , and body composition. Some treatments can affect your ability to taste or smell, which can make food less enjoyable and lead to decreased food intake. Many oncology patients experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, which can also make it difficult to eat enough food.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can work to maintain good nutrition during treatment. Dr. Lucy Pauseback will work with you to create a personalized plan that meets your unique needs.