Starting Treatment

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If you're about to undergo any kind of chemo, radio or immunotherapy, it's never too early to prepare your body with the right nutrients and protein. Preparing your body for surgery is vitally important too. Specialized nutrition can help support your immune system and combats infections and complications after surgery.

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Managing Nutritional Status


MAXIMISE STRENGTH FROM NUTRITION
  • Lost weight in the past months? Appetite diminished? You can supplement one or two meals with a nutritionally balanced, high calorie drink. It will provide the nutrients your body needs to help maintain your strength.

ADDRESS DIMINISHED APPETITE AND INCREASE OVERALL FOOD INTAKE
  • Eat smaller amounts, more often and keep snacks handy.

  • Try to make meal moments more enjoyable moments by setting a nice table, with nicely presented dishes.

  • Drink milkshakes, smoothies, juices or soups if you do not feel like eating solid foods. These can provide the protein, vitamins and calories your body needs.

FATIGUE & WEAKNESS
  • Fatigue is one of the most common side-effects of cancer treatment and is often related to reduced appetite. To help combat tiredness, keep high-calorie, high-protein snacks handy, eat first then drink later to avoid filling up on liquids and eat smaller amounts, more often. Try to take small walks (even just around your house) to stimulate your appetite and help reduce fatigue.

  • You can also blend convenient nutrition enhancers like protein powders, into the foods you can tolerate.

Frequently asked questions


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