Featuring 102 new dishes, this second edition provides practical suggestions to help patients and their caregivers anticipate—and overcome—the major challenges of eating well during treatment. What to Eat During Cancer Treatment offers evidence-based research and clinical information about the seven most common eating-related side effects of cancer treatment—nausea, diarrhea, constipation, trouble swallowing, sore mouth, unintentional weight loss, and taste alterations—and the foods to eat when these side effects occur. Throughout the book are beautiful, full-color photographs, along with tips for caregivers, food safety basics, strategies for avoiding excess weight gain, ways to deal with vitamin deficiencies, and more.
About the Author
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to cancer research, education, advocacy, and service. Jeanne Besser is a former food columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and author of numerous cookbooks, including the American Cancer Society's The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook, What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, and The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook. Barbara L. Grant, MS, RDN, CSO, is the outpatient oncology dietitian nutritionist at the Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center in Boise, Idaho. She has more than 35 years of experience in cancer nutrition and is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition.