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What are tips for eating during treatment?

  1. There are several ways that may work for you to help you get proper nutrition during treatment. We always encourage speaking to talk to your healthcare team for specific recommendations for your individual needs, but some common strategies are eating when your appeite is greatest, adding sauces if you have trouble swallowing, trying liquid meal replacements, staying hydrated, eating several smaller snacks or meals than a few large meals, and trying to get some exercise before eating to increase appetite. More details can be found here: and feel free to see community recommendations here:

    1. There is a lot of discussion about sugar and its relationship to cancer, but many of us ate healthy before cancer. I tell people eat in moderation and quality food when possible, I still eat meat, buy only grass fed. I feel the best options for overall health while being treated is focus on what will strengthen you immune system. I work out at least twice a week, do daily shots of wheatgrass, supplements that strengthen my immune system and drink plenty of water. I am a eight year lung cancer survivor and still going strong.

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