Nutritional Problems & Weight Loss
in Cancer Care (PDQ) (National Cancer Institute)
Describes the effects of cancer and its therapy on nutrition, as well
methods for maintaining nutrition in cancer patients. Patient and physician
versions available. [5/04]
Hints for Cancer Patients (NIH/NCI)
Sections include: Eating Well During Cancer Treatment, Managing
Eating Problems During Treatment, Special Diets for Special Needs, Glossary
and Recipes for Better Nutrition During Cancer Treatment.
(Cancer Supportive Care)
from Cancer Supportive Care by Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD &
Isadora R. Rosenbaum, MA
Addresses issues of nutrition and cancer including loss of appetite, diarrhea,
when foods taste or smell funny, chewing or swallowing difficulties, and
weight gain, among others.
of Nutritional Status on Complications After Operations for Lung Cancer
(Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Abstract of a study examining the role of nutritional status in patients
undergoing an operation for lung cancer. Results indicate that impaired
nutrition is an important predictor of death and the need for reventilation
after an operation for lung cancer. Suggests that the selection of patients
for lung resection might be improved by measuring simple nutritional indices.