Nutrition and Cancer
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.
Webinars, presented by OncoLink's Registered Dieticians, addressing a variety of nutrition related topics.
Some cancer treatments may affect your appetite, sense of taste, and make it difficult to swallow. Usually these changes are short-term and will get better with time. Until then, do what you can to keep up your calorie intake and meet your body's protein, vitamin and mineral requirements. Here is a growing list of delicious foods that are high in protein and calories as well as easy to swallow.
Remember: This is NOT a time to diet! Although it is tempting to think that some weight loss may be good, especially if you have struggled with your weight in the past , weight loss is not a good side effect of cancer treatment. Your focus should be on increasing nutrients to maintain your weight and your protein levels.