Cancer or its treatment can cause digestive issues including constipation, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, sickness and sometimes a blocked bowel. Other common treatment side effects include taste changes, difficulty swallowing, a sore or dry mouth and poor appetite. All these symptoms can make eating and drinking difficult and lead to weight loss or nutritional deficiencies
We have experienced cancer dietitians who can help you manage unpleasant side effects of treatment, optimise your nutritional status to support your immune system through or after treatment (including advice on nutritional supplements), and understand the evidence behind common myths around cancer and diet.
As well as a range of different cancers, our team are also highly experienced with complex gastrointestinal cancers where nutritional status can be greatly impacted. We are able to assess, diagnose and assist in the management of pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, dumping syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and bile acid diarrhoea as well as provide support for those living with a stoma.