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Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

By: Stephanie Hopkins

Many side effects of cancer and cancer treatment can make it challenging to meet your nutritional needs and maintain a healthy weight. Changes in taste and smell, mouth sores, dry mouth, low appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea are some of the common side effects of cancer treatment. The links below provide suggestions on symptom support during treatment.

National Cancer Institute

  • Click here for general information about cancer and nutrition and for information about addressing side effects of cancer treatment.
  • Click here for information on dietary supplements from the National Institute of Health.

The American Institute for Cancer Research

  • Click here for information on lifestyle tips before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Oncology Nutrition: a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Click here for information on frequently asked questions regarding nutrition and cancer treatment