Thoughts for the caregiver/cook during cancer treatment

Cooking for someone going through chemotherapy

Here are some final thoughts for the caregiver or cook for a cancer patient.

  • Tastes change daily. Favorite foods may be rejected one day or a disliked food may be desired the next.
  • Encourage and assist the patient to eat whatever is desired.
  • Try not to push food when nothing is wanted.
  • Don’t make mealtime a chore for either the patient or the caregiver.
  • Do not take rejection of a favorite food personally.
Last reviewed: 
April 2018

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