Nutrition and Cancer: Advice for Patients With Difficulty Eating

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How can cancer patients get the calories and nutrition they need when they have food intake issues from their condition or treatment? Oncology dietician Julie Lanford, from Cancer Services, discusses the factors that affect a person’s ability to eat and shares ways to overcome challenges from treatment, taste changes, difficulty swallowing and side effects like mouth sores to obtain the right amount of protein and meet their nutritional needs.  What options are available for people with nausea, constipation or diarrhea? Julie also explains the proper regimen for nausea medications to help patients enjoy a meal, what kind of foods effectively reduce or contribute to nausea and gives tips for managing diarrhea and constipation. 

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