Nutrition plays a major role in many aspects of cancer treatment. During treatment, maintaining appropriate nutrition and managing symptoms such as lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and mucositis, is essential for a successful outcome. Nutrition therapy can be used during and after cancer therapy to maintain body weight and lean body mass, fight infection, and improve wellbeing. Patients who are well nourished may have a better prognosis and quality of life.
After treatment, adopting healthy diet and lifestyle changes are very important in survivorship. Research shows that the best formula for preventing reoccurrence of cancer is proper nutrition combined with weight control and exercise. Many studies have shown that people who eat diets rich in fruits and vegetables and sparse in meat and animal fat have lower rates of some cancers, including lung, breast, colon and stomach cancers. An anti-inflammatory diet high in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lycopene, and vitamins A, C, and E has been shown to thwart the development of cancerous tumors.
How We Help
At METANU, we provide personalized dietary interventions to
replace nutrient deficiencies and to reduce symptoms, including:
Dietary modifications and therapies for symptom management
Fluid and electrolyte management
Vitamin and mineral testing and supplementation of deficiencies
Weight-gain and weight-loss management
Parental/Enteral Nutrition when indicated
Customized nutrition interventions and education will be provided to you and your families, as lifestyle changes are often necessary to improve eating habits and health for the long term. Our physician nutrition specialist and registered dietitian work together to provide individualized methods to help maximize your health.