It is not uncommon to lose weight before being diagnosed with cancer or during cancer treatment. Weight loss may be due to the impact cancer has on your body or the side effects of treatment. Some people can manage the weight loss if they were carrying an excess of weight before cancer. Other people need to regain the weight they have lost.
This fact sheet is one in a series developed for cancer survivors who have finished active treatment. Eating well and maintaining a healthy weight may help lower the chances of some cancers returning and improve overall health.
Download the Tips to Regain Weight factsheet.
For more fact sheets, see Nutrition and healthy weight fact sheets for cancer survivors.