The Best Foods and Diet for Cancer Treatment and Survivorship

Regardless of diagnosis, nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Foods and diet can help maintain overall health, control side effects, and sometimes prevent future medical problems.

Broccoli “Good nutrition plays a key role in cancer prevention as well as survivorship,” says Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, a nutritionist with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. “We don’t have to strive for perfection in our diets, but making small changes to what we eat can make a big difference.”

Kennedy recently addressed some important questions about cancer and nutrition during a live webchat on the best foods and diet for cancer patients and survivors. The chat, which featured questions from patients and viewers, included discussion about managing side effects like nausea, weight loss and weight gain, as well as tips for incorporating more healthy ingredients into an everyday diet.

View a video of the March 25 webchat below. For more information about cancer nutrition, visit the website for Nutrition Services at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. Healthy recipes and diet tips are also available through Dana-Farber’s Health Library.

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3 thoughts on “The Best Foods and Diet for Cancer Treatment and Survivorship

  1. Can you please send me a link to print the article: The Best Foods and Diet for Cancer Treatment and Survivorship?
    Thank You
    Sara Collins

    • Hi Sara —

      Thank you for your interest in this article and webchat. We are currently working on a transcript for this video webchat and would be happy to send it to you once it is completed.

  2. Can you please send me a link to print the article: The Best Foods and Diet for Cancer Treatment and Survivorship?
    Thank You
    Sara Collins

    1. Hi Sara —

      Thank you for your interest in this article and webchat. We are currently working on a transcript for this video webchat and would be happy to send it to you once it is completed.

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