Treatment and Notes

During the treatment phase, breast cancer patients may experience loss of appetite, nausea and taste changes due to side effects of drugs, mood swings, insomnia and other problems. However, these symptoms are only temporary and will gradually disappear after treatment. Don’t worry too much.

Loss of appetite:

1. Do moderate exercise or relaxation activities, such as walking, before eating

Chew your food slowly

3. Eat small, frequent meals

4. Eat high-protein foods such as sea cucumbers, poultry, fish, eggs, and beans

5. Eat nutritional supplements

Eat foods that are easy to digest

Nausea and vomiting:

1. Eat small, frequent meals

2. Pay attention to water and electrolyte balance

3. Avoid eating too sweet and greasy food

4. Choose drier foods, such as biscuits

5. Don’t drink too much water and soup all at once

Dry mouth, ulceration of mouth, difficulty in swallowing:

1. Avoid food that is too salty, sour, spicy, hard or coarse

2. Drink honey lemonade

3. Chop or stir meat to eat

4. Eat liquid food such as porridge, soup, wheat husks and stewed eggs

Food taboos

Q: Can breast cancer patients eat chicken?

A: Many breast cancer patients believe that estrogen injections in chickens, commonly known as “injection chickens,” are harmful to their health.Doctors and dietitians once said chicken was safe to eat.The reason is that the chicken’s estrogen is mainly stored in the animal’s fat tissue, and the chicken’s fat is mainly in the skin, as long as the skin can be removed when eating.

Q: Does eating soy and soy products increase the risk of breast cancer? 

A: There has been no report that soy and soy consumption increases the risk of breast cancer.Natural soy products can balance physiological effects and reactions. Eating natural products will not stimulate the growth of cancer cells and increase the chance of recurrence.