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What kind of food should i eat during chemo?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
It varies: It depends on the type of cancer and treatment. Some treatments can cause swallowing issues or change in the taste of foods. Thoses issues would have an impact. Some cancers might cause weight loss and the diet might need to address that. Check with your oncologist.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What good food can cancer patients eat while on chemo?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
It depends: The patient's general situation and other issues play a major role in what can be eaten. If a patient has lost a great deal of weight do to the cancer, treatment or surgery, a low volume, high calorie diet might be best. If the chemotherapy has caused taste changes, it may be difficult to find foods that are ok. Some surgeries may change what can be eaten. Talk to the oncologist and nutritionist.

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