Your favorite food. A special treat. A hot meal when you haven't eaten for hours. When you're living with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), you might reach a point where you can't bring yourself to have any of it.
Loss of appetite is a very common problem, especially in the later stages of the condition. You may feel less hungry than usual, not hungry at all, or full after you've eaten only a small amount of food.
Even though the problem is usually temporary, it's important to pay attention to this symptom. Losing interest in eating can affect both the outcome of your cancer treatment and how you feel every day.
It's a good idea to talk to your doctor and dietitian about this symptom. They can recommend ways to stimulate your appetite and help you get the food your body needs.