Tools for Coping With Weight Gain/Loss During Cancer Treatment

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Depending on the individual, some patients unintentionally gain or lose weight during cancer treatment. How can patients nourish their bodies and maintain weight? What small changes can people make to their daily routine to enhance their diet? Patient Power founder Andrew Schorr is joined by Julie Lanford, oncology dietician and wellness director from Cancer Services, to tackle weight issues that accompany cancer treatments and share expert advice to help patients meet their weight goals. Julie discusses reasons for weight fluctuation or changes in metabolism, tips for managing proper nutrition and practical steps for patients to take to eat well during and after treatment. Julie also explains when it’s appropriate to use a dietary supplement and what kind is most beneficial for cancer patients.

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