On The Table

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No matter the diagnosis, there is one universal need in the cancer community: and that is good nutrition. Everyone needs a good, healthy meal, and cancer patients are no exception. Balanced meals make balanced bodies and minds.

Sometimes, however, it’s difficult to know what you should be making for a loved one with cancer. The side effects of cancer treatment can interfere with the way they eat and what they can and cannot eat. This section will help you know just what you should be putting on the table.

It’s important to note that while the following information is helpful, it is not by any means meant to replace professional health. If your loved one has a specific diet that they must follow, then be sure to consult their dietitian for proper instruction. If you are able to meet with your loved one’s dietitian, bring a pen and paper (or your cellphone!) and take notes on the information they give you. Remember, they’re here to help you!

(For more information, check the Why is nutrition important to cancer treatment? section in the Education Station.)

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