Cancer and its treatment can affect taste in many ways3. You may find that your sense of taste generally decreases, so that flavors aren’t as strong as they used to be. Conversely, flavors may be heightened, making everything taste more sweet, sour, salty, or bitter than before. Your sense of taste may be altered so that food tastes different, and you may develop a new dislike of particular foods. You may also have a strange or unpleasant taste in your mouth. Occasionally, people lose their sense of taste entirely3.