Jessica Iannotta advises that the one thing that a patient can control is nutrition. Consuming nutrient-rich foods that the body can tolerate can improve cancer treatment success.
Nutritional tips for cancer patients:
- Eat small, frequent meals. This allows for continual energy and reduces the distress on the digestive system during chemotherapy.
- Seek out a nutrition partner via your local cancer center. A registered dietitian on-site might help you develop a personalized nutrition plan. The letters CSO indicate a certified specialty in oncology nutrition. Every medical center has someone who can aid with a nutrition plan.
- Keep a food diary. This makes it easier to track what works for you. Share your findings with your dietitian.