How and What to Eat When You Have Treatment-Related Side Effects


Many people receiving breast cancer treatment have a few side effects that keep them from eating well. These side effects may be mild, and may be eased with medications or complementary therapies. If you're having side effects, talk to your doctors about your symptoms so they can be treated. If you continue to have problems eating, make sure your doctor and registered dietitian know. Not getting enough fluids, protein, and calories can contribute to feeling tired, which is one of the most frequent side effects of breast cancer treatment.

Learn how to deal with the following side effects:

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