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EATING AND HYDRATING SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENTS

By: Dr. Lillian Klancar, Hematology/Oncology, Breast Cancer Care Consultants and Jana Tompkins, Patient Navigator, Progressive Health Center

So you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and you’re facing chemotherapy. You’ve searched the web or you’ve picked up a pamphlet about eating the proper amounts of protein and carbohydrates during your rounds of chemo. All in good theory, but what if you just can’t eat or drink and feel too tired to even try?

HERE ARE SPECIFIC STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU SURVIVE CHEMOTHERAPY

There are four common side effects of chemotherapy that nearly everyone in treatment will experience – dehydration, changes in appetite, fatigue and pain. We’re going to focus, here, on dehydration and changes in appetite. In our next article we will suggest strategies for coping with fatigue and pain. Click here to read the rest of the article.