Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

Benefits of Good Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatments, and sometimes the cancer itself, can make it challenging to maintain a nutritious diet. Side effects like nausea, fatigue, taste changes and dry mouth can impact what you can eat and have an effect on your overall nutritional status. Each cancer patient’s nutritional needs are unique. Your care team, and in particular, your dietitian, can help you identify your nutrition goals and plan strategies to help you meet them.

There are many benefits to maintaining good nutrition during treatment. Some of these include:

  • Combatting fatigue
  • Maintaining your body’s store of nutrients and your weight, or at least minimizing weight loss
  • Help in managing treatment-related side effects
  • Decreasing your risk of infection and promoting healing and recovery
Primary Focus cancer, nutrition
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Author(s) OncoLink Team
Attribution OncoLink (shared with TPC by the MetaCancer Foundation)
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