Foods to avoid on chemotherapy?


Question from margaret: What foods, if any, should you avoid while on chemotherapy?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. One medical oncologist I work with says to avoid your favorite foods, because you may lose your interest in them, because they become associated with the chemotherapy. Stick to a simple diet. I think soups are popular. Keep crackers by your side.
Ronda Gates, M.S., R.Ph. Keep whole grain crackers.
Marisa Weiss, M.D. A bland diet is helpful.
Ronda Gates, M.S., R.Ph. One of the great quick to fix ways to get some nutrition is to mix various cans of soups together. For instance, I mixed Progresso Green Pea or Lentil with a Minestrone. Instant, easy to swallow meal in three minutes or less.

On Wednesday, July 19, 2000, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Food for Cancer Recovery. Ronda Gates, M.S., R.Ph. and moderator Marisa Weiss, M.D. answered your questions about nutrition and how it relates to cancer recovery.

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