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Nutritional support

Good nutrition is important—especially if you have cancer. Treatment for cancer, and cancer itself, can affect your appetite and how the body digests, absorbs and uses food. Cancer-related malnutrition can make you tired, weak and unable to receive the treatments you need to get better.

From your first visit to Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and throughout your care, our nutrition and metabolic support team will recommend nutrition interventions, including nourishing meal plans and dietary supplementation, to keep you strong, combat side effects and prevent treatment interruptions before they arise.

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Healthy recipes for cancer patients

Video: Wholesome Temptation™: Recipe for Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Looking for a recipe for a delicious soup? Learn how to make butternut squash and apple soup. This healthy soup may be a good option for cancer patients who have a dry or sore mouth.

Wholesome Temptation cookbook

Wholesome Temptation is a cookbook created especially for cancer patients that offers important information about the role nutrition plays in cancer treatment. This valuable resource offers delicious recipes and meal plans addressing nutritional needs and challenges patients face as they undergo cancer treatment.

Filled with recipes contributed by our chefs and registered dietitians, the cookbook provides information about antioxidants, vegetarian foods, side effects of treatment, taste changes, weight loss, sore mouth and digestive challenges.

See the video above and our recipe for Moroccan shrimp for a sample of recipes included in the cookbook.

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