Nutrition

Nutrition for Cancer PatientsThe diet is an important part of cancer prevention and treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment can help patients feel better and stay stronger.

The best nutritional websites and advice on exercise can be found on AboutCancer.com.

Read a recent review on diet and cancer.

Epidemiological studies, comparing cancer rates in different parts of the world, suggest diet plays a significant role in the development of cancer. However, there is little evidence that modifying diet prevents cancer: a large study of low fat diets and high fiber did not lower the risk of breast, colon or other cancer, and virtually no evidence that once cancer develops it can be treated with dietary regimens.

There have been numerous studies where taking vitamin supplements increased cancer and can interfere with the effectiveness of treatment.