- Maintain your current weight or achieve a healthy weight.
- Eat tolerated foods, to supply your body with fuel for energy and healing. You may need to eat 5-6 times a day if you are unable to eat much at one time.
- Drink adequate amounts of liquids. Drink enough to keep your urine a very pale light yellow. You will feel more tired and worn out if you do not get enough liquids. Anything liquid at room temperature counts as liquid. Examples include water (try adding a lemon or lime or orange slice for something different), flavored waters, tea, fruit juices, popsicles, sports drinks, ice cream, soups/broth, etc.
- Ask your dietitian, doctor or nurse for assistance with side-effect management to give you the best chance to stay well nourished.
Each one of us has unique bodies with our own food preferences and tolerances. Different cancers can have different treatment plans, which can lead to different nutrition related side effects. Usually these side effects are just temporary. We have included suggestions to help with these side effects. Please contact your oncologist office if you have trouble with controlling side effects.