American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Patients (2nd Revised edition)

American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Nutrition for Cancer Patients (2nd Revised edition)

By: Abby S. Block (author), Cynthia Thomson (editor), Kathryn Hamilton (editor), Barbara Grant (editor)Paperback

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The food consumed during cancer treatment is especially important. Eating well can help patients feel better, keep up their strength and energy, maintain appropriate weight and the body's store of nutrients, tolerate treatment-related side effects, decrease risk of infection, and heal and recover quickly. Part one explains the essential role of good nutrition for cancer patients. Part two provides clear information about nutrition to maximize the benefits of treatment. Part three focuses on Survivorship and staying well after treatment. This soup-to-nuts guide offers everything one needs to know, with special sections on: the potential effects of supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs; coping with digestion- and eating-related side effects of treatment; so-called 'special' diets, including those promoted as cures for cancer; extensive resources, references, index; plus, first-hand suggestions from real people who've undergone cancer treatment. Note: this science-based guide to sound nutrition provides guidance to both patient and caregiver. It is also the perfect companion to the American Cancer Society's new cookbook, ""What to Eat During Cancer Treatment"".

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About Author

Barbara Grant, MS, RD, CSO, LD, is the outpatient clinical nutritionist at the Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center and is a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. She lives in Boise, Idaho. Abby S. Bloch, PhD, RD, is executive director of programs and research for the Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation, was on staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer, and was chairperson for the American Cancer Society Advisory Committee on Nutrition and Physical Activity. She lives in New York City. Kathryn K. Hamilton, MA, RD, CDN, CSO, is an outpatient clinical oncology dietitian with the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at the Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey; an assistant professor at College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown; and a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. She lives in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD, is an associate professor at the University of Arizona department of nutritional sciences, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, and wasa nominee for the Sidney Salmon Memorial Award for Cancer Research in 2009. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.


Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780944235782
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780944235782
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0944235786
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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