Nutrition Tips for Managing Side Effects

When you are faced with a cancer diagnosis, you may not know how important eating can be. Good nutrition can actually help you to feel better, maintain your strength, and speed your recovery. Depending on your type of treatment, you may experience side effects. Many of these side effects can be effectively managed with nutrition by making a few adjustments to what and how you eat. The registered dietitians at PearlPoint Cancer Support created a series of handouts addressing these nutrition concerns.

For tips on managing your symptoms with nutrition, just click on your side effect below:

Change in Taste and Smell



Difficulty Swallowing

Dry Mouth


Feeling Full Quickly

Gas and Bloating

Lactose Intolerance

Loss of Appetite


Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD

Sore Mouth, Throat, and Tongue

Weight Gain

Weight Loss


If you have any questions or would like to speak with a registered dietitian for more personalized care, please contact the client services staff at (877) 467-1936 X101 or