The Best Foods for a Cancer Patient’s Pantry [Infographic]

A pantry stocked with healthy food is an important part of a cancer patient’s treatment; with the right foods, patients can strengthen their immune system, reduce side effects of treatment, and potentially lower risk of recurrence.

But which foods are best? Patients should stick to a plant-based diet filled with lots of bright vegetables. Whole grains, lean protein, and fresh fruit can also provide healthy benefits and are great alternatives to red meat, processed carbohydrates and refined sugar.

Learn more about which foods to stock – and avoid – in the infographic below:

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2 responses to “The Best Foods for a Cancer Patient’s Pantry [Infographic]

  1. Then please educate your doctors/staff, Dana Farber! I was told diet doesn’t matter, a person could eat anything as long as it’s balanced and that Vit D or the lack of it has nothing to do wth cancer. Oh, and it would also be helpful if your nutritionist would actually show up for appointments that were set numerous times. Overall, if blog and doctor/staff would get on “the same page” regarding the subject of nutrition, it really help patients and ease confusion.

  2. Dear Cancer Patient —

    Thank you for reading our Insight blog and for leaving us a comment. We’re sorry to hear about your experience with Dana-Farber and I will be sure to forward your message along to the director of our Nutrition Department.

    If you would like to reach out to our Patient and Family Relations Manager, she can to speak to you about your experience and find out more information about any missed appointments or other problems you have found. She can be reached at 617-632-3417.

    I hope this is helpful and wish you all the best.

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