Wellness through Nutrition
by Carly Roop, RD, LDN, CSO
Many studies have found that good nutrition plays a role in improved cancer survival. However, treatment-related side effects, if left unmanaged, can complicate things. Side effects can compromise a person’s ability to get the nutrition they need and stay on course with their treatment. As a nutrition counselor, my job is to help you prevent and manage side effects that interfere with good nutrition during treatment.
by Mary-Eve Brown, RD, LDN, CSO
When you’re being treated for cancer, it can be difficult to get the nutrition you need. Side effects of the disease and its treatment can interfere with your ability to eat well. However, research has shown that people who maintain their weight and strength during treatment are better able to handle treatment-related side effects and have an overall better quality of life. If you’re having trouble eating well during treatment, consider the following strategies for overcoming the barriers to good nutrition.
Many people with cancer experience a loss of appetite and a decrease in food intake, which can result in significant weight loss. Preventing weight loss is important to help your body heal and recover from the side effects of cancer therapy.
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