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This chapter in Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist presents a summary of the nutritional concerns in oncology patients. Nutritional intake is frequently deficient in patients undergoing cancer treatment and should be assessed and treated. There are unique nutritional needs of the patient based on their site of cancer and effects of their particular treatment. There is little evidence that dietary manipulation or supplementation can produce a significant decrease in cancer risk.

Publication Date

11-11-2014

Publisher

University of Massachusetts Medical School

City

Worcester, MA

Keywords

cancer patients, nutrition, malnutrition

Disciplines

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Human and Clinical Nutrition | Neoplasms | Oncology

Comments

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN276201100010C with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

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