Taste Changes during Cancer Therapy
This change in taste is called dysgeusia
Some children recover their normal taste well into treatment, while for others it may return as soon as treatment has ended. However, these side effects may take months or years to return to normality once chemotherapy has stopped.
Children who experience taste changes are also at risk of developing unhealthy food aversions that can stay with them for years if they do not receive good support during the initial experience.