News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center June 2009 – Issue 47 Nutrition During Cancer Treatment
Proper nutrition is important during cancer treatment. Side effects of treatment and changes in your body’s needs may make it difficult to maintain a proper diet. Below are some tips that can help you eat well when you have cancer.
• Talk with a dietitian. A registered dietitian can help you find enjoyable foods that ease side effects and give you the nutrition you need to heal.
• Eat several small meals throughout the day. Cancer and its treatment can decrease your appetite. Eating smaller, more frequent meals can make it easier to eat a variety of nutritious foods.
• Drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated can reduce some of the unpleasant side effects that come with cancer treatment. Keep a water or juice bottle nearby to sip on throughout the day.
Keep a bottle of water or juice nearby to sip on throughout the day.
• Keep track of what you eat. Cancer treatment can change the way food tastes to you. Make a note of foods that taste bad or make your side effects worse. Jotting down ideas for dishes that you enjoy can help you create a menu and shopping list of foods to keep on hand.
Share Stories with Future Generations
YourStory helps cancer patients, their families, and the public record the tales of their lives. Trained facilitators operate the equipment and help guide the recording session. Te first two hours of recording are free with a nominal charge for additional sessions. To make an appointment, call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
Te Cancer Learning Center
(CLC) is a free resource library on the first floor of
Huntsman Cancer Institute
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE CLC
Nutrition, Exercise and Prostate Cancer by David Heber
Te Cancer Nutrition Center Handbook by Carolyn Katzin
Challenge Cancer and Win! by Kim Dalzell
Caregiving by Peter Houts
Cancer Caregiving A to Z, American Cancer Society
Te Educated Caregiver Video Series
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