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Written for consumers, patients, and families seeking reliable information about nutritional support for people with cancer, this comprehensive guide offers the latest information about using nutrition to optimal advantage during the cancer journey. Also discussed is the role of sound nutritional choices before, during, and after cancer therapy and how they can help bolster energy levels, strengthen the immune system, fight off infection, and minimize the side effects of treatment. Charts, information on special diets, and level-headed advice about dietary supplements make this a valuable tool for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Fill up on expert adviceLearn the benefits ofeating well to help yourself feel better during treatmentand heal and recover more quickly. Some treatmentscan cause side effects, and its encouraging that many ofthese can be alleviated through good nutrition. In thisfriendly and practical handbook, recognized dietitiansand the American Cancer Society medical staff explainwhat to eatand what to avoidto stay strong andmaximize the benefits of treatment.
Food can be a worthy ally. Good nutrition is key to the body's defense system and can help people maximize the benefits of their treatment regimen.
About the Author
Barbara Grant, MS, RD, CSO, LD, is the outpatient clinical nutritionist at the Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center and is a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. She lives in Boise, Idaho. Abby S. Bloch, PhD, RD, is executive director of programs and research for the Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation, was on staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer, and was chairperson for the American Cancer Society Advisory Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity. She lives in New York City. Kathryn K. Hamilton, MA, RD, CDN, CSO, is an outpatient clinical oncology dietitian with the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at the Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey; an assistant professor at College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown; and a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. She lives in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, is an associate professor at the University of Arizona department of nutritional sciences, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, and was a nominee for the Sidney Salmon Memorial Award for Cancer Research in 2009. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.