Nutrition 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.
An overview of nutrition concerns during cancer treatment, including diarrhea, poor appetite, mouth sores, constipation, nausea and weight gain/loss.
Taste changes can occur in people being treated for cancer with chemotherapy and/or radiation. This hand-out provides tips for managing taste changes associated with cancer and treatment.
Food safety is important for cancer patients as they may be more susceptible to getting sick if handling, preparing or consuming unsafe foods.
Loss of appetite is when you do not feel hungry, or you have no desire or interest in eating. This can be a side effect of some treatments for cancer or from the cancer itself. This handout offers tips for coping with a loss of appetite from cancer and cancer therapy.
This article provides an overview of how to manage nutritional needs during cancer treatment by eating small meals and snacks throughout the day.
This article provides an overview of the benefits of using ginger for symptom management during cancer treatment as well as how to use ginger and recommended amounts of ginger to use daily.
Discusses the importance of protein during cancer treatment, what foods contain protein and how to increase your intake of protein.
Addresses using a low fiber diet to control diarrhea, what foods to eat and what to avoid, especially for those with cancer or undergoing cancer therapy.
Cachexia, sometimes referred to as cancer cachexia or cancer anorexia cachexia, is a wasting syndrome in which both fat and muscle are lost due to the presence of a chronic disease, such as cancer, and malnourishment (not eating enough nutrients).
Information about feeding tubes, which are used to supply nutrition when an individual is unable to eat or absorb nutrients through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Recommendations surrounding soy consumption by breast cancer survivors.
Good nutrition is an important part of recovery after surgery. A well balanced diet, including protein and vitamin C, helps play an important role in healing and re-building tissue after surgery.
Provides tips to coping with common side effects after esophagectomy, what foods to avoid and what is often well tolerated.
Many cancer patients take supplements for a variety of reasons. However, some supplements can interfere with your cancer treatment. This article will help guide you regarding the use of supplements and the importance of notifying your provider of all over the counter medications, supplements, and vitamins that you are taking.
A review of the diet changes commonly recommended for patients being treated for head and neck cancers.
Answers frequently asked questions regarding certain foods, diet, and supplements for those with cancer or undergoing cancer therapy.
Pancreatic enzymes help digest fat, protein and carbohydrates in the food you eat. Diseases that affect the pancreas can affect the amount of digestive enzymes being processed which can lead to malabsorption. This article reviews pancreatic enzyme replacement medications and how they are used.
The internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their nutrition during cancer treatment. However, remember that not every website contains accurate and reliable information. The websites listed below offer up to date information and resources.