Here are some general nutrition recommendations for people receiving cancer treatment: Maintain a healthy weight. For many people, this means avoiding weight loss by getting enough calories every day. For people who are obese, this may mean losing weight. Ask...read more
Patients who maintain good nutrition during cancer treatments are more likely to tolerate the side effects.
Patients who maintain good nutrition during cancer treatments are more likely to tolerate the side effects. Adequate calories and protein can help maintain patient strength and prevent body tissues from further catabolism.read more
Phytochemical's, also found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains, are compounds that may thwart the action of carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and aid cells in blocking the development of cancer.read more
Women aged ≥65 years with a family history of breast cancer have a greater risk of developing invasive breast tumors.
Women aged ≥65 years with a family history of breast cancer have a greater risk of developing invasive breast tumors. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178:494‐501read more
For many patients, the effects of cancer and cancer treatments make it hard to eat well. Cancer treatments that affect nutrition include: Chemotherapy. Hormone therapy. Radiation therapy. Surgery. Immunotherapy. Stem cell transplant. When the head,...read more
90%–95% of patients with breast cancer receive various combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Patients have unique nutritional needs depending on type of treatment they’re receiving...read more
Even though I spent many years witnessing the suffering of cancer patients as a pharmaceutical sales representative and biotech executive, it wasn’t until my own daughter became chronically ill with a severe and very debilitating stomach illness (Gastroparesis) that I...read more
When side effects of cancer or cancer treatment affect normal eating, changes can be made to help the patient get the nutrients they need. Eating foods that are high in calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals is important. Meals should be planned to meet...read more
Just a quick snapshot of one of many great clinical abstracts presented at this years ASCO in Chicago, IL. It's truly inspiring to see Nutritional support for Cancer Patients at forefront of Clinical Research! Can only wait to see the outcomes!...read more
Most forms of chemotherapy target the cells in your body that grow and reproduce quickly, as cancerous cells are want to do. Unfortunately, taste buds also reproduce quickly – thus, they are often a casualty while taking chemotherapy. This directly affects your normal...read more