Nutritional Solutions for Cancer Patients During Treatment
Keywords:nutrition for cancer patients; malnutrition; cancer treatment
Most of the patients undergoing cancer treatment have nutritional problems as a side effect of the therapy resulting in reduced food intake while the body needs more food, especially protein that will be used to repair cells damaged by both surgical treatments radiation and chemotherapy. Malnutrition causes treatment failure, delays and increased costs of treatment. Therefore, nutritional solutions in cancer patients who are in the treatment phase must be tailored to each patient's problem such as Nutrients that increase the immunity, neutropenia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, loss of taste and smell, trouble chewing or swallowing, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, mouth sores and mouth sores and patients with weight lost.
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