The battle against cancer can be long and arduous with patients like runners in a marathon. They need adequate and good nutrition to improve their immune system functionality and build resilience so as to cope with all kinds of difficulties encountered during cancer treatment. Sometimes, it might even be more appropriate for the patient to undergo a more aggressive and shorter period of treatment so they may get through it and complete their battle sooner.
In general, cancer patients should maintain a diet that is balanced and increases their caloric and protein intake. Their daily diet should include grains, meat, vegetables, fruits and dairy products. However, given the differences in physical status, levels of disease, and treatments, patients should consult medical professionals and a registered dietitian to develop a dietary plan that meets their needs.
The following is information on diet and nutrition recommendations for cancer patients during their treatments. FAQs regarding diet for cancer patients and cancer therapy have been provided by a Registered Dietitian at this centre. This centre provides free consultations with a professional nutritionist for patients undergoing treatment at IOC. Please fill in the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page or reach out to one of our staff members to make an appointment.