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Wellness through Nutrition

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The Dish on Good Nutrition
Healthy Eating Tips for Cancer Survivors

by Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CDN

Maintaining good nutrition during and after cancer treatment is essential for recovery. A healthy diet can help boost energy, manage body weight, reduce infection risk, and decrease treatment side effects. It also can (and should!) be a delicious part of your daily life.

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Cancer Got Your Appetite?

by Elise Cushman, MS, RD, CSO, LD

Cancer comes with many side effects. Appetite loss is one of them – and a common one at that. In people with cancer, a loss of appetite can stem from the cancer itself; anxiety or depression due to the diagnosis and its treatment; and, of course, cancer treatment, particu­larly chemotherapy and radiation.

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Get Your Digestive Tract Back on Track

by Marie Morande, RD, CSO, LD

No matter what type of cancer treatment you receive – radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery – all of them pose potential side effects. And some of the most common side effects involve the gastro­intestinal tract, also called the digestive tract. Cancer treatment can affect your body’s ability to absorb food, and can cause disruptive gastrointestinal issues. These gastrointestinal complications may include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and sore mouth.

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