Eating Well During Chemotherapy
Practicing healthy eating habits throughout cancer treatment is essential. Staying
hydrated and maintaining muscle tissue with enough fluids, calories and nutrients
can reduce treatment delays, boost your immune system and help minimize debilitating
side effects such as fatigue.
Navigating reliable, useful information can be overwhelming. We want to help you
and your caregivers with suggestions for maintaining a healthy diet during chemotherapy.
Share this information with family and friends who often ask, "What can I do to
help?”. You, your friends and family can all benefit from taking control of nutrition.
Nutrition plays a major role in cancer development and treatment. Learn which foods to enjoy, which to limit, and how to best use nutrition to adapt to the side effects of cancer treatment.
Once diagnosed with cancer, many people experience a strong desire to take control of their health with nutrition. Learn about popular anti-cancer diets, dietary supplements, and how to get the vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals you need from your diet.
During cancer treatment, it is essential to have access to a variety of reliable nutrition resources in order to make informed choices. This section provides guidance in locating such resources.
Individual diagnosis and treatment may require modification of diet. In addition, fatigue, information overload and the desire of family and friends to provide assistance can create considerable stress for the patient. This section provides information on modifying your diet, planning meals and snacks and communicating needs to family and friends.
Learn how to combat the treatment related side effects that may complicate maintaining an adequate level of nutrition.
Learn about the special diets that are sometimes used to maximize tolerance and avoid chemotherapy complications.