The fractious multiplication of the abnormal cells in our body is termed as cancer, a group of diseases that can spread and affect your entire body. The malignant tumour growth can affect the lungs, colon, breast, prostate and various other parts of your body . Though there are variations in the pace of the tumour growth, all of it is bound to affect your system and its functions. According to recent studies, it has been asserted that there are more than 100 types of cancer that can affect the human body .
Individual to experience unfavourable and adverse effects as a part of any treatment method. In one way, it can be ascertained that the side effects are in fact a notification suggesting the effectiveness of the treatment method. Chemotherapy is not free of any side effects either. As the treatment method includes killing off the cancerous cells, it may destroy or damage the healthy cells as well. The side effects can develop in a few days’ periods or may take up to months or even years . The side effects usually go away within some days, but in some cases, it stays on and even becomes permanent. Some of the most common side effects of chemotherapy are diarrhoea, fatigue, sore mouth and throat, low blood cell counts, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, hair loss, and peripheral nerve damage. Among the aforementioned side effects, few of the most distressing is a loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. These side effects impact the nutritional intake of an individual undergoing chemotherapy. That is, the mentioned side effects can cause the person to avoid the proper and necessary intake of food, thereby aggravating the condition