by Ann Scott, Registered Dietitian, UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital

There is a lot to think about when going through a cancer treatment journey, from getting treatment to organizing transportation to appointments.

One component to cancer care that has a tremendous impact on the patient is proper nutrition. During cancer treatment, it can be a challenge to maintain your normal intake of foods.

Cancer patients frequently experience decreased appetite, change in taste, weight loss, dry mouth, nausea or fatigue when going through treatment.

UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital Registered Dietitian Ann Scott said those side effects can also play a part in a patient’s meal intake, which is why support from loved ones is important during this journey.

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Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.

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