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What food is good to build up immune system for cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Diet and chemo

There is no "special immune building" diet recommended for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
In general a balanced diet with enough proteins and fruits/ vegetables is preferable. Chemo can suppress appetite but it is very important to maintain your weight while going through these therapies.

In brief: Diet and chemo

There is no "special immune building" diet recommended for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
In general a balanced diet with enough proteins and fruits/ vegetables is preferable. Chemo can suppress appetite but it is very important to maintain your weight while going through these therapies.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Healthy diet

In general probably foods high in good healthy nutrients like lots of veggies, berries and fruit.
However, you may want to ask your oncologist to refer you to a dietician to evaluate your current diet and make further recommendations. Food with high levels of antioxidants may help also. Probably a good balance of lean protein if you are losing weight will help also.

In brief: Healthy diet

In general probably foods high in good healthy nutrients like lots of veggies, berries and fruit.
However, you may want to ask your oncologist to refer you to a dietician to evaluate your current diet and make further recommendations. Food with high levels of antioxidants may help also. Probably a good balance of lean protein if you are losing weight will help also.
Dr. Douglas Lawson
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