Author(s): Abby S. Block
Eating well is important for everyone, but it is essential for people with cancer. Good nutrition can boost the immune system and reduce the risk of infection as people undergo treatment. It also can help a person's body heal after the stress of therapy. Eating a balanced, healthy diet and being physically active can provide a solid foundation for a long, healthy life. This comprehensive guide supports the Society's goal of helping people stay well and get well. It covers everything a person with cancer should know about eating well before, during, and after treatment. Readers will learn how to - Create a healthy diet that works for them, Make good decisions about what to eat, Prepare for cancer treatment, Maintain a healthy body weight, Cope with treatment-related fatigue, Strengthen the immune system, Cope with changes in eating and digestion, Make lifestyle choices to enhance survivorship. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who has experienced cancer, is undergoing treatment, or is interested in making positive changes in the way they eat.