The hunt for “chemo wine”BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c649 (Published 05 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c649
- Jimmy Weir, finance director
- 1Egmont UK, London
I was diagnosed with a blood related cancer a few years ago, and I had six months of chemotherapy. I was given a thorough briefing on what to expect from the treatment by my haematologist, but I had not considered the impact it would have on my wine drinking. Many people who have chemotherapy lose their desire for alcohol, but I am too enthusiastic about wine to let cancer get between me and the grape.
A week after my first chemotherapy session I developed a strange taste in my mouth. It was a mineral taste, a bit like clay, which coated the …