A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center • June 2011 - Issue 71 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. Huntsman Cancer Institute’s registered dietitians can help you find enjoyable foods 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 water or juice throughout the day. Staying hydrated can ease treatment’s unpleasant side effects.
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 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 tales of their lives. Trained facilitators operate the equipment and help guide the recording session. The first two hours of recording are free. To make an appointment, call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
Yoga classes for current and former patients and their families
Tuesdays 5–6 p.m. Fridays 10–11 a.m.
For more information, call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
Questions About Cancer?
The Cancer Learning Center (CLC) gives you the answers you need—in person, by phone, or by e-mail. The 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 Free for everyone
Look Good, Feel Better
The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness Center partners with the American Cancer Society to provide the Look Good,Feel Better program at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Women with cancer learn cosmetic tips and creative ways to use wigs, scarves, and other accessories. Each participant receives a free cosmetic kit to match her skintone.
4:30–6:30 p.m. 4th Wednesday of each month
To register for this free class, call the Wellness Center at 801-587-4585.
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