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Eating, appetite or taste

Cancer and its treatment can cause problems with eating, including sickness, appetite loss and a sore mouth. 


The organisations listed below may be able to provide you with further information about eating problems. Click on the coloured text links to visit their websites: 

Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service

The following links may be helpful:

Healthy eating

Nutrition in illness

Macmillan Cancer Support – eating problems

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Also produces booklets on different types of cancer and on aspects of living with cancer.   

Macmillan Cancer Support - eating, appetite and taste

Freephone helpline – 0808 808 00 00

Cancer Research UK - diet problems with cancer 

The Cancer Research UK website has information on different types of cancer and living with cancer.

Cancer Research UK freephone helpline: 0808 800 4040 

Penny Brohn UK

A national charity offering support to people living with cancer in the UK.

Produces the following booklet:

Healthy Eating Guidelines

If you need more information, including details of how to arrange a referral to a dietitian, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.

This page last reviewed: 18/11/2021