Cancer survivorship begins at the time of initial diagnosis and continues throughout an individual’s lifetime.  Family members, friends, and caregivers may also be part of the survivorship experience.


During the first year post-treatment, survivors may still be at nutritional risk due to lasting side effects from cancer treatment.  It is recommended survivors complete a nutrition assessment to report any symptoms and identify issues that may interfere with eating.  Common side effects include:

  • taste changes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • nausea/vomiting
  • irregular gastrointestinal function
  • loss of lean muscle
  • fatigue
  • depression

Watch our latest YouTube video to learn more about Healthy Eating after Cancer Treatment:


Services available in the HCHL Cancer Program are available to cancer survivors and their caregivers.  If you are interested in learning more, contact the HCHL at 309.692.6650


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