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Is there a special diet I should be following if i’m getting chemo and radiation?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

One example may be if the treatments cause diarrhea we suggest a low fiber diet and have it in written format that lists what to eat and avoid to help control the diarrhea.
If we do suggest a diet however its after a symptom develops and the diet is recommended. Higher protein and calories may be needed if the patient is fatigued or losing weight. We guide the patient as needed.

In brief: Possibly

One example may be if the treatments cause diarrhea we suggest a low fiber diet and have it in written format that lists what to eat and avoid to help control the diarrhea.
If we do suggest a diet however its after a symptom develops and the diet is recommended. Higher protein and calories may be needed if the patient is fatigued or losing weight. We guide the patient as needed.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It all depends

Patients usually develops eating or swallowing problems if part of their gastrointestinal track is under treatment.
This includes head and neck cancer, lung cancer and abdominal cancer. They usually need help from their oncologist and nutritionist to develop a special diet and nutritional program. They may need food supplement or even feeding devices occasionally.

In brief: It all depends

Patients usually develops eating or swallowing problems if part of their gastrointestinal track is under treatment.
This includes head and neck cancer, lung cancer and abdominal cancer. They usually need help from their oncologist and nutritionist to develop a special diet and nutritional program. They may need food supplement or even feeding devices occasionally.
Dr. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong
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