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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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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The benefits of good nutrition during cancer care

Durings cancer treatment, you may experience symptoms that can impact your ability to eat. Even a five percent change in body mass can affect treatment outcomes. Eating a well-balanced diet and staying nourished during cancer treatment can keep you strong and provide the nutrients your body needs to tolerate and recover from treatment. The stronger the body, the faster it can heal.

Good nutrition can provide several benefits for people living with cancer, including:

  • Support immune function
  • Preserve lean body cell mass
  • Rebuild body tissue
  • Decrease your risk of infection
  • Increase strength and energy
  • Improve your tolerance to treatment
  • Help you recuperate faster after treatment
  • Enhance your overall well-being