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What are the goals of nutrition during radiation therapy for the head and neck ?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diet with radiation

Because radiation therapy to head and neck often has a profound effect on the ability to ear, loss of appetite, nausea and subsequent weight loss, the patient must be treated to prevent mal-nutrition.
Often a stomach tube is inserted so a nutritious diet can be given during the radiation therapy period.

In brief: Diet with radiation

Because radiation therapy to head and neck often has a profound effect on the ability to ear, loss of appetite, nausea and subsequent weight loss, the patient must be treated to prevent mal-nutrition.
Often a stomach tube is inserted so a nutritious diet can be given during the radiation therapy period.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Anabolic state

Goal is to keep the body in a healthy maintenance state.
Not loosing weight is important. Helps immune system stay strong and not alter anatomy important in radiation treatment accuracy.

In brief: Anabolic state

Goal is to keep the body in a healthy maintenance state.
Not loosing weight is important. Helps immune system stay strong and not alter anatomy important in radiation treatment accuracy.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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