News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • June 2010 - Issue 59 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. Here are some tips to help you eat well when you have cancer.
Talk with a dietitian. A registered dietitian can help you find foods you enjoy that ease side effects and provide the nutrition you need to heal.
Eat small meals throughout the day. Cancer and its treatment can decrease your appetite. Smaller, more frequent meals can help you 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.
Having several small meals throughout the day can help you eat when your appetite is low.
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.
Free Symposium: Aim at Melanoma
Learn about emerging melanoma therapies, clinical trials, and innovations in research.
Saturday, July 10, 2010 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Auditorium, 6th floor Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City
For more information or to register, call 1-888-424-2100 toll free or visit www.AimAtMelanoma.org
and click on Patient and Caregiver Symposium. Fitness activities
for current and former patients and their families
Yoga Tuesdays 5 – 6 p.m. Fridays 10 – 11 a.m.
For more information, call the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center at 801-587-4585
Questions About Cancer?
Te Cancer Learning Center (CLC) gives you the answers you need—in person, by phone, or by e-mail. Te CLC library has more than 3,000 books, videos, CDs, and audiobooks on a variety of cancer topics that anyone can check out free. Talk one-on- one with trained and caring staff, or send an e-mail for answers to your cancer questions.
Visit the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute
Call 1-888-424-2100 toll free Send e-mail to
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday Free for everyone
Fifth Annual Sarcoma Awareness Week Walk and BBQ
Saturday, July 17, 2010 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jordanelle State Park on Highway 40 between I-80 and Heber City
Sarcoma patients, survivors, families, friends, and health care providers invited
For more information, please e-mail susie.cr
Wellness Center Book Club
Join our online book club for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
This month’s selection is The Middle Place by Kellie Corrigan. Go to
or call 801-587-4585 for more information.
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