Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment: A Guide for Informed Choices by Cancer Survivors
American Cancer Society Workgroup on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors
CA Cancer J Clin 2001;51:153-181
Jean Brown, RN, PhD; Tim Byers, MD, MPH; Kevin Thompson; Barbara Eldridge, RD; Colleen Doyle, MS, RD; Alexis M. Williams, MPH, CHES
Many studies have been conducted about dietary interventions aimed at preventing cancer. The American Cancer Society has published guidelines on diet, nutrition and cancer prevention, which are updated periodically as new evidence emerges, and other groups, too, have issued statements or guidelines about nutritional strategies to prevent cancer. Much less is known, however, about optimal nutrition for cancer survivors.
This report looks at the different phases of cancer survivorship, from active treatment to advanced disease, and presents existing evidence from which informed decisions can be made regarding dietary choices. Popular complementary and alternative methods related to dietary intervention are reviewed. Nutrition information is also provided according to common cancer sites.
As this is an area that requires survivors and health care providers to communicate effectively, a special section on “frequently asked questions” is provided for use as a patient education handout.
(CA Cancer J Clin 2001;51:153-187.)
Clear call for more studies
ACS position and information
This section contains them all
Usual (mis)information about
healthy eating NOT mattering
Risks of new primaries and
Food safety, caloric intake,
Fruits and Vegetables
Many benefits, no downside,
do what you can
Calling again for more studies
Breast, Prostate, Lung,
Head and Neck, Gastric, Colon
Head and Neck
Exercise and a healthy diet
making informed choices
We need randomized, multi-center
clinical trials so WE CAN
EVALUATE ALL THE EVIDENCE
American Cancer Society, 2002
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