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what foods are best to eat when a person is on chemotherapy?

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Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Normal diet: Unless there is expected to be prolonged neutropenia, the diet can be anything you feel like eating. Many times chemotherapy well decrease the appetite and in that case one should consider calorie dense foods. In cases where neutropenia is prolonged, you may want to avoid items that may be contaminated with bacteria such as unwashed salads.

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What is the best detox method after chemotherapy?

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Time: With time your own body will remove the chemo from the body by the kidney or liver. You just need to stay active, get good sleep, eat healthy and drink fluids adequately.
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How do should I know the best chemo drug for me?

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You can't: The choice of the best chemotherapy is extremely complicated and you will need to rely on your oncologist. He or she has spent literally years learning how to answer this question for you. Let them do their job.
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My grandma is taking chemo and radiation, what's the best foods for her to eat?

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Diet: Well balanced food, well cooked and not raw. Try to cut down carbohydrates and red meat especially processed red meat. No alcohol and no cigarette. When taking chemo-many time appetite is affected and decreased. Try to encourage your grandma to still eat her meals. If nauseous, hot food or very cold food may help better than food in room temperature. Best of luck for your grandma.
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Can you tell me where is the best chemotherapy support information?

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Depends: Online, try reputable sites like the American Cancer Society or the National Cancer Institute. Locally, I suggest you talk to the nearest ACS office or your oncologist office. They will know better what local resources you have there. Best to you.

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