These articles can be a helpful tool in coping with a variety of nutritional issues that people face during and after cancer treatment.
Articles about nutrition issues, including diarrhea, loss of appetite and more, written by OncoLink's nutrition experts. Links to useful websites about nutrition issues.
Nutrition During Cancer Treatment: Overview
In-depth overview of nutrition during cancer treatment and discussed the most common nutritional issues faced during cancer treatment, including diarrhea, poor appetite, mouth sores, constipation, nausea and weight gain/loss.
Loss of Appetite
This handout offers tips for coping with a loss of appetite from cancer and cancer therapy.
Protein Needs During Cancer Treatment
Discusses the importance of protein during cancer treatment, what foods contain protein and how to increase your intake of protein.
Maintaining Your Weight
Recipes for high calorie, high protein shakes and soups to help you prevent weight loss.
Dealing with Side Effects
Recipes for coping with cancer treatment side effects, such as mouth sores and nausea.
Healthy Options for the Whole Family
Healthy recipes for the whole family.
Cancer related questions answered by experts in the field.
Nutrition and Chemotherapy after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Question I had gastric bypass surgery about 5 years ago. Now I am about to start treatment for colon cancer with chemo. I am really worried about how to manage nutrition with this combination. Any advice appreciated! Answer Katrina Claghorn, Registered Dietician at Penn Medicine, responds: Managing your nutritional status during treatment may
Nutritional Supplements Drinks after Radiation
Question My husband has trouble with thick secretions after radiation, but also we are trying to maintain his weight. People had suggested Boost, but I am worried that" a milk-like product" will only make things thicker. Are there other options? Answer Valaree Williams MS RD LDN, Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Department of Radiation Oncology
Importance of Low Iodine-Diet
Question If you mess up your low-iodine diet will the treatments be less effective? I am so stressed out about this diet! Answer Marcia Brose, MD, Director of Thyroid Cancer Therapeutics Program at Penn Medicine responds, Yes! So if you have messed up your diet, let your physician know immediately so that they can reschedule your treatments.
Latest news on nutrition and cancer
Reviews of book and videos about survivorship
The Impact of Nutritional Status on the Prognoses of Patients with Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
Reviewers: Li Liu, MD Source: Cancer, Volume 86, No 3 (August): 519-527, 1999.BackgroundNutritional support has long been known as an important part of multimodality treatment of head and neck cancer. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery may increase the nutrient requirement and, at the same time, interfere with the patient?s ability to
The Cancer Recovery Eating Plan: The Right Foods to Help Fuel Your Recovery
Author: Daniel W. Nixon, M.D.Publisher: Times BooksPrice: $15.00 USISBN: 0-8129-2590-4OncoLink Rating: Daniel W. Nixon, M.D. is a former associate director of the Cancer Prevention Research Program at the National Cancer Institute. He is Folk Professor of Experimental Oncology and director of cancer prevention and control at the Hollings
Soft Foods For Easier Eating Cookbook
Authors: Sandra Woodruff, RD & Leah Gilbert-Henderson Publisher: Square One Publishers, 2007 Information: $16.95 US ISBN: 978-0757002908 OncoLink Rating: I am very happy to review "Soft Foods for Easier Eating Cookbook" by Sandra Woodruff and Leah Gilbert-Henderson for OncoLink. Although this book does not exclusively deal
Videos related to nutrition and nutrition during treatment
Video Interview With Karen Wagner, Registered Dietitian
An interview with Karen Wagner, Registered Dietician, about her role on the cancer care team and nutritional tips for patients during cancer treatment.