Not everyone has food related problems during cancer treatment. People with cancer often have to follow a dietary routine that differs from what they think is a nutritious diet.

Nutrition is very important for cancer patients during treatment because high nutrition foods maintain good health and increase the body’s ability to fight infection. If proper food is not consumed, it directly affects the health of the patient. He recovers at a slow rate. Also, many difficulties have to be faced.

Cancer patients can get healthy quickly by following these dietary habits as advised by the hemato-oncologist-consultant.

These problems occur during treatment

  • Loss of appetite
  • Change in taste or smell
  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Dry mouth/mouth sores
  • Difficulty in swallowing food
  • Do not eat together

Sometimes cancer patients do not eat much during treatment. In such a case, try to eat little by little at small intervals because if you don’t eat, there is a possibility of vomiting and the body will start getting weaker. With which your chances of getting well soon may decrease.

Drink more fluids

Do not consume food too quickly. Eat slowly. Instead of consuming solid food, it will be beneficial for you to consume liquids on these days and avoid eating too much hot food. It is beneficial to eat food such as porridge, khichdi, dal etc. at the same temperature.

Do not eat fried food

With cancer treatment, if you are consuming fried, spicy and strong-smelling foods, you are putting yourself at risk. You will not be able to digest this food properly and will suffer from problems like constipation and diarrhea every day, which will make you weak and also reduce your ability to reduce the disease.

Drink more water

In the treatment of cancer, it is very important to keep your mouth clean and moist, for which you brush frequently and consume as much water as possible so that energy remains in your body. If the harmful organisms remain in the mouth and there is a lack of water, then its effect will soon begin to be seen on your health. So don’t make this mistake.


Note: This article published by Punjab Network is for information only, you must consult your doctor before adopting these tips.