Taste and smell changes

Taste and smell changes

This information has been designed to help you understand more about the possible effects of cancer treatments on your experience of eating. Some treatments can change the taste or smell of food, or the feeling of food in your mouth.

Up to 80% of people receiving cancer treatment report changes in the flavour of food. These can affect the way they enjoy food, and could lead to a less nutritious diet.

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