- Women who are undergoing or underwent invasive breast cancer treatments may experience loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting. So, eating smaller, room-temperature meals throughout the day should help. Ginger root or chamomile tea may help settle the stomach.
- It is also common for these women to feel weak or fatigued, so resting at least eight hours a day and avoiding caffeine later in the day is important. In addition, women should eat iron-rich foods, like lean meat, beans and leafy, dark vegetables.
- To manage mouth or throat soreness, the USA Medical recommends avoiding rougher acidic, salty or spicy foods and instead opt for softer foods such as bananas, pureed vegetables and scrambled eggs.
It is estimated that more than 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and more than 40,000 will die, making it the second leading cause of death among women. In the U.S. today, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors — the largest group of all cancer survivors. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and USA Medical is using the occasion to remind women with the cancer to continue performing routine self-check ups and to visit their doctor if they have any discomfort from their breast cancer treatment. USA Medical is giving three important pieces of advice to women, who are, or have been, on breast cancer treatment, to help them in the management of common chemotherapy and radiation side effects.