Helpline: Cancer - Nutrition Support

Importance of Healthy Diet and Nutrition for Cancer
Healthy eating habits and proper nutrition are essential during and after cancer treatment. It helps the patient maintain healthy body weight and strength, both of which are important to fight infections and the side effects of cancer treatment. Fighting cancer is challenging, and the patients experience stress and cognitive pressure during the illness. As such, they forget about or disregard healthy eating, which exposes them to a higher risk of weight loss and physical weakness.

Most of the time, the responsibility of a cancer patient’s nutrition falls on the shoulders of family caregivers. If you need ideas about nutrition for liver cancer, information about stomach cancer diet and nutrition, advice about bowel cancer nutrition, or help with the nutrition for any other cancer type, ExtendaTouch is your go-to place. You can meet our fellow caregivers on our online support group and get free information and emotional support.

Nutrition Tips for Cancer
If you are a caregiver with any cancer, including colorectal cancer and gastric cancer, you have to make judicious and educated decisions about the patient’s nutrition. While no diet can treat cancer, small meals, and a balanced diet can help the patient’s immune system. And never forget that cancer patients need to stay hydrated to fight the disease and its side effects.

Even though most healthy diet habits are universal, there are some essential factors to keep in mind when it comes to nutrition for a cancer patient. Be sure to do your research and ask the right people for ideas and information. You can find many experienced caregivers on ExtendaTouch who relate. You can ask them for help with the nutrition for a loved one with cancer. Just request contact with our members and start talking right away.

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Tom
I cared for my partner who was a supplement/vitamin person. Her appetite and taste changed as time went on. I made steamed broccoli and Brussels sprouts for her for dinner approx. the last year. It is all that tasted good to her at the time. I have some experience in this subject I can share.
I care(d) a total of 5 years for a female
jbranchnyc
I have some experience in this subject I can share.
I care(d) a total of 6 years for a female
AmyH
I provided healthy meals for a tonsil cancer patient all through his chemo and radiation. With a focus on maintaining calorie intake and avoiding a feeding tube, he recovered and kept his mastication and swallowing muscles in proper condition.
I care(d) a total of 5 years for a male
ThuyCares
Nutrition was hard for my Mom because of chemo therapy her diet was very limited
I care(d) a total of 4 years for a female