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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.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
cancer patients, nutrition, malnutrition
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Human and Clinical Nutrition | Neoplasms | Oncology
Beeler A, Saunders K, Penney A, Liebmann J, Pieters RS. Nutrition and Cancer. In: Pieters RS, Liebmann J, eds. Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist. Worcester, MA: University of Massachusetts Medical School; 2014. doi:10.7191/cancer_concepts.1012.
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