This page is a printable version of: https://www.iow.nhs.uk/Dietetics/oncology.htm
Date: 06 February 2023
For many people with cancer, eating and drinking well can be a struggle. There are lots of factors that can affect your intake of food including: nausea, vomiting, taste changes, pain, fatigue, bowel changes and many more. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.Treatment of these symptoms can help to improve problems with your eating, drinking, digestion and quality of life.
Use our patient information to assist you with gaining or maintaining weight. It is important to eat enough calories to sustain your body whilst fighting cancer/ having cancer treatment as energy expenditure is increased at these times.
Nutrition Support - A hand out for first line food fortification advice for maintaining or gaining weight in those unintentionally losing weight.
Nourishing Drinks- A hand out for recipes of high calorie drinks for those that have unintentionally lost weight. Use these drinks to assist in maintaining/ gaining weight.
We have researched high calorie food/ drink options for those hoping to gain/ maintain weight from some of the Island's supermarkets: