Patients being treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation may experience a metallic taste, a common side-effect of treatment. Every food may taste the same and then that awful metallic or chemical taste in your mouth can make eating unpalatable.

Drop by the Kee-moh Snacks Youtube Channel for some awesome tips that may help. One easy tip is to change your cutlery from metal to plastic, bamboo, wooden or ceramicware. We have popped some Fruit Tingles in our Kit for Cancer case as they are often recommended to combat that taste.

Remember to make a note in your journal and discuss you taste change with your medical team as it can affect your ability to eat leading to loss of appetite causing weight loss and food aversions.

Taste changes caused by chemotherapy usually stop about 3 to 4 weeks after treatment ends.

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Betty Whitehurst

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