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Chemotherapy: What To Do While In Treatment

Weight Loss Or Gain During Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy may be accompanied by either weight loss or weight gain.

Weight loss is frequently caused by nausea leading to a lack of appetite. The reasons for weight gain are not clear. There is speculation weight gain may be caused by intense food cravings that develop despite the nausea.

There are techniques for dealing with weight change. For instance, thrift shops are a good source of inexpensive clothing for the temporarily thinner or heavier you. See the document noted in "To Learn More."

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