In this video, Mark Yoder (N.P., Oncology) discusses taste changes cancer patients sometimes experience during treatment and some possible tips for dealing with this common treatment side effect. As with the “dry mouth” symptom, taste changes occur due to the mouth cells being damaged by the cancer treatment. This symptom can trigger other symptoms such a lack of appetite, weight loss and fatigue, so it is very important to understand this symptom and to address it as best you can.