Eating Problems That May Be Caused by Certain Cancer Treatments
|Cancer Treatment||What Sometimes Happens: Side Effects|
|Radiation Therapy||Radiation therapy damages healthy cells as well as cancer cells. When you have radiation therapy to the head, neck, chest, or esophagus, you may have eating problems such as:
|Chemotherapy||Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly. But it can also harm healthy cells that grow and divide quickly, such as those in the lining of your mouth and intestines. Damage to healthy cells can lead to side effects.
Some of these side effects can lead to eating problems, such as:
|Biological Therapy (Immunotherapy)||Biological therapy can affect your interest in food or ability to eat. Problems can include:
|Hormone Therapy||Hormone therapy can affect your interest in food or ability to eat.
Problems can include:
Source: National Institute of Health Jan 20, 2013
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