The loss of appetite is one of the many side effects of treatment.

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Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Sufficient nutrition is necessary to endure cancer treatment.  Cancer treatment can kill appetite or alter a patient’s tastes and make once favorite foods highly unpalatable. Because these problems are so pervasive, caregivers at home and in hospitals alike have come up with ways to help cancer patients get the nutrition they need.  Pediatric cancer survivors have the opposite problem, obesity.

Visit the Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital websites for more information. Although the Mayo Clinic’s resources are geared toward adult cancer patients, the information is applicable to children with cancer as well.

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