Weight Loss

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Hi everyone 

I have just had one round of chemo and my weight has dropped off a lot although I am eating. It is hard not to overthink everything atm and I am worried about this. Is this normal? I know we are all different! Thanks and best wishes T x

  • I lost weight on EC chemo and then put a lot of water weight on when I switched to docetaxel. I felt nauseous most of the time on EC so struggled to eat, although I did force myself to have 3 meals a day. Still struggled to eat on docetaxel but it made me very water-puffy everywhere!

    If you are losing a lot of weight with no corresponding drop n food intake, then there is no hard in calling the cancer line and checking that's normal, or your BC nurse

  • It can happen but it is something that needs to be discussed with your chemo team. I was told that if I lost 10% of my body weight, I'd need to have my dose adjusted. They might also see if you need to speak to the dietitian. 

  • I'm sorry to hear about your tough time with chemo. Weight changes during treatment can be unsettling, but it's not uncommon. Chemo can mess with your appetite and how your body processes food, so even if you're eating, your body might not be holding onto those calories like it normally would. Plus, the stress and worry can make it hard to focus on anything else. It's great that you're reaching out for support, though. Have you talked to your healthcare team about your concerns? They might have some tips or reassurance to offer.