In any case, the following information should replace medical treatment against cancer. If
you are undergoing ccancer treatment, it is strongly important that you talk to your doctor before taking any food
or herbal supplement.
During cancer treatment, you may have no or lack of appetite which makes it difficult for your body to get enough
nutrients it need. Therefore, it is important to increase your chance of covering by eating a balanced diet. Even
if it cannot lead to cure, a good nutrition is a real support to chemotherapy. In your diet, there are foods you
need to increase the intake. However, some treatments may require a special diet. In case not, this nutrition guide
can help you in your fight cancer. No information on this website, however, should replace your doctor’s or
Balanced Diet during Chemotherapy
healthy and balanced diet, combining with a healthy lifestyle, contributes to your well-being. It also enhances
your energy and boosts your immune system, which tends to be compromised by cancer treatment.
In addition, a diet consisting mainly of cruciferous vegetable improves your sleep, elevates your mood and helps
maintain normal weight, which is important since chemotherapy can cause weight loss. To begin, it is important
about three meals daily
- Eat a
varied and balanced diet
- Do not
eat on the run but take your time to properly masticate the food
- Avoid or
limit your intake in foods that are too fat or too sweet
your diet with a immune booster if necessary
plenty of fluid during the day
- Drink at
least one glass of cruciferous vegetables juice (you need a juicer) every day
- Drink at
least one glass of juice of fruit that are rich in antioxidant (you may need a juicer).
Eat foods rich in
your cancer treatment, whether radiotherapy, surgery and / or chemotherapy, you have a good chance of losing
your appetite, which can also reduce your weight. To better assess the consequences, monitor your weight
regularly. If weight loss occurs, increase your protein intake. It is therefore important to:
your food intake in small meals
high-protein foods: sweet potatoes, eggs, cottage cheese, fish, and cereals - these foods provide strength
and energy while helping you maintain your normal weight.
This advice is particularly important not only to prevent abnormal weigh loss but also fatigue, a common side
effect during cancer treatment. By a diet rich in protein, you allow your muscles to rebuild and stay strong. As
long as you can - if not proscribed by your doctor - do regular physical activity that will undoubtedly facilitate
better rehabilitation. Do exercise preferably in the morning in fresh air.
and avoid skipping meals. It is important, however, to give your stomach time to rest. Take the juice between
meals. If your intake of protein causes you to gain weight, eat more fruit and consume less protein. In case of
abnormal weight loss/gain, seek medical advice.
Diet after cancer
surgical treatment of cancer, you may need a special diet. For example, in case of surgery at the mouth, the
pharynx or esophagus, swallowing of solid foods may be difficult or even banned by your surgeon for weeks or
In fact, even if you can eat, it is recommended to consume liquid diet before returning gradually to a normal diet.
It is also important to avoid all foods that may irritate the oral mucosa.
Ablation or reduction of the stomach may cause serious anatomical consequences. Normally, the
(mass of food)
remains in the stomach to undergo mechanical and chemical transformations before being digested by the body. A
diseased stomach may not be able to do these works. Therefore, after gastric surgery, be sure to eat soft meals
that are easy to chew
while avoiding foods that can cause irritation and flatulence.
If you have a
colostomy, surgical procedure to create an artificial opening between the colon and abdomen (stoma), your foods
must be soft enough to not disrupt your digestion or irritate your gastrointestinal tract. Diarrhea and
constipation are gastric problems to avoid.
Diet after chemotherapy
After chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy of the upper gastrointestinal tract, swallowing can be difficult. It is
therefore recommended to give priority to soft or liquid foods that do not require a lot of saliva secretion. It is
also important to avoid too acidic foods (lemon, grapefruit, and others) too dry foods (bread, fried chicken, and
others), too crisp foods (potato chips, rice, and others). Avoid all drinks that are too hot, too cold or too
spicy. Alcoholic beverages should be completely eliminated.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause some nausea or vomiting. Because these reactions are often the result of a
hypersensitivity to certain smells, it is better to consume foods that do not have strong odors or too spicy. In
general, warm or cold meals often cause fewer nauseous reactions. The treatment may disrupt the functions of
digestion and absorption of the organism, which can cause diarrhea or constipation in some
Cancer treatment can also cause dehydration, and gives you dry mouth. To avoid this serious problem, drink plenty
of fluids and moisturize your mouth regularly. In case of constipation, proper hydration is also indispensable. To
facilitate your transit, you can increase your intake in fiber-rich foods, green vegetables, lentils, and others.
In addition, to avoid constipation, nausea or vomiting, you can eat an apple in the morning before breakfast and
one at night before going to bed. This will also help you sleep better.
Diet after radiation therapy
After radiotherapy in the head, mouth or neck it is likely that patients suffer from dry mouth. To avoid and treat
this problem, be sure to drink plenty of water, rinse your mouth frequently with a bicarbonate solution prescribed
by your doctor. You can also chew sugar-free gum. The dry mouth can lead to canker sores or irritation which you
can prevent by adopting a perfect oral hygiene. Most of the times, no special diet is recommended after
radiotherapy - For more information, talk to your doctor.
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