Treatment for colorectal cancer can have side effects that impact a person’s ability to eat well and get enough nutrition. This can affect a person’s overall health and treatment. In this podcast, registered dietitians Suzanne Dixon and Julie Lanford discuss nutrition, bowel health, and supportive care before, during, and after treatment for colorectal cancer.
Why is unintentional weight loss during cancer treatment a cause for concern? [2:42]
What is the role of nutrition during treatment? [6:28]
What happens during the first visit with a registered dietitian? [7:35]
Ways to help relieve common side effects of colorectal cancer treatment:
Appetite loss [9:17]
Mouth sores [12:56]
Taste changes [15:11]
What should you know about different types of fiber? [22:42]
What are some guidelines around eating after a colostomy? [26:08]
What are some recommendations for eating well after completing treatment? [31:43]
Suzanne Dixon is a registered dietitian and epidemiologist in Portland, Oregon. Julie Lanford is a registered dietitian in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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