Cancer survivors can experience challenges, in addition to nausea, that can affect their eating and the nutrition they need to maintain weight. Some of these are:
- poor appetite
- swallowing difficulties
- changes in taste
- dry mouth
- mouth sores and pain
- removal of teeth before cancer treatment
Nutritional and eating challenges may cause weight loss, which in turn may cause fatigue, and if accompanied by muscle loss, decreased ability to do physically demanding jobs. Eating may be painful or take longer than it used to. The employee may need to maintain their calorie intake by eating often, thus the need to often take breaks and eat regularly at the worksite. Removal of teeth may cause a change in appearance, which may affect confidence when an employee interacts with the public.