Losing your appetite or desire to eat is a common side effect of cancer and cancer treatment, and can lead to weight loss. Cancer patients who maintain their weight during treatment tend to have fewer complications from treatment and often feel stronger both physically and mentally.
Be as physically active as possible with your doctor’s permission. Walking or other physical activity stimulates appetite and decreases fatigue.
Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers are accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). This rare distinction is given to cancer programs that uphold the highest standard of care for patients. When you choose Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers for your cancer treatment, you can rest assured you will receive the best possible care delivered by a compassionate team of caregivers in a calm, healing environment.
For more information about Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers, including how to get connected to our support services or an affiliated provider, please call (833) 770-7771 or fill out the form below to be connected to one of our Oncology Nurse Navigators.