Nutrition

***Always consult your doctor about your personalized nutritional plan, as you are unique and have specific requirements that are important to follow. Cancer treatments, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery all have an affect on your body’s needs for nutrients. Cancer treatments also influence your eating habits and how your body digests, absorbs, and uses food.

Nutritional Goals During Treatment:

• Intake the nutrients and calories your body needs on a daily basis.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Avoid losing muscle mass.
• Avoid nutrition-related sides effects such as decreased appetite, mouth sores, and difficulty swallowing.
• Improve your quality of life.

This information is from the American Cancer Society website. Please view the following links for more in depth and detailed information:

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-037186.pdf

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment/nutritionforpeoplewithcancer/nutritionforthepersonwithcancer/index#xXHPrXIJw19uHIQC.97

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002903-pdf.pdf