Oncology nutrition

Specialty of Nutrition & Dietetics

Cancer patients suffer alterations of appetite caused almost always by the same tumor and medication to which they are exposed. The sense of taste is affected causing reluctance and cause malnutrition and severe weight loss. Oncology nutrition must ensure that the patient receives enough nutrients for the proper functioning of your body at the stage of cancer treatment, and for that reason should contemplate the easiest and most convenient way to feed the patient. The key is to: increase the intake of protein and calories, presented in small amounts, to a warm or cold temperature, through bland foods and very nutritious; and chew slowly, avoiding chewing hard food or are cut into pieces very grades (in the case of meat, for example); not drinking during meals; fostering a relaxed atmosphere that mitigates the wrong moment can make food, since many cancer patients have associated the act of eating problems (such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea ...).

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