The food consumed during cancer treatment is especially important. Eating well can help patients feel better, keep up their strength and energy, maintain appropriate weight and the body's store of nutrients, tolerate treatment-related side effects, decrease risk of infection, and heal and recover quickly. Part one explains the essential role of good nutrition for cancer patients. Part two provides clear information about nutrition to maximize the benefits of treatment. Part three focuses on Survivorship and staying well after treatment. This soup-to-nuts guide offers everything one needs to know, with special sections on: the potential effects of supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs; coping with digestion- and eating-related side effects of treatment; so-called 'special' diets, including those promoted as cures for cancer; extensive resources, references, index; plus, first-hand suggestions from real people who've undergone cancer treatment. Note: this science-based guide to sound nutrition provides guidance to both patient and caregiver. It is also the perfect companion to the American Cancer Society's new cookbook, ""What to Eat During Cancer Treatment"".From the Publisher:
Eating well is important for everyone, but it is essential for people with cancer. Good nutrition can boost the immune system and reduce the risk of infection as people undergo treatment. It also can help a person's body heal after the stress of therapy. Eating a balanced, healthy diet and being physically active can provide a solid foundation for a long, healthy life. This comprehensive guide supports the Society's goal of helping people stay well and get well. It covers everything a person with cancer should know about eating well before, during, and after treatment. Readers will learn how to - Create a healthy diet that works for them, Make good decisions about what to eat, Prepare for cancer treatment, Maintain a healthy body weight, Cope with treatment-related fatigue, Strengthen the immune system, Cope with changes in eating and digestion, Make lifestyle choices to enhance survivorship. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who has experienced cancer, is undergoing treatment, or is interested in making positive changes in the way they eat.
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