Stomach Cancer and Weight Loss
When you have stomach cancer, you want to keep your body as strong and healthy as possible during treatment. And that means getting good nutrition and staying at your normal weight. But it can be challenging. Lots of people with stomach cancer lose weight when they don’t want to. Not only can cancer and its treatment make you queasy and lose your appetite, but it can also block your body’s ability to get the calories and nutrients it needs from foods. There are lots of ways to get around these problems — during and after treatment.
Tips to Boost Calories
If your doctor says you need to get more calories, these strategies will help.
Swap low-calorie foods with high-calorie alternatives. Choose drinks like hot chocolate, shakes, and fruit juice instead of water, tea, or diet sodas.