Many of the emotional and physical side effects of mesothelioma treatment can make eating unappealing or nauseating. A nutritious, balanced diet can alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy and other mesothelioma treatments. Nutrition is also a treatment itself, helping your body fight infection and stay strong. In some cases, a strategically planned diet has helped some mesothelioma patients change their prognosis.
If you want to improve your diet, you should speak to an experienced dietician or your doctor. In general, a nutritious diet should include:
- Lots of fruits and vegetables. These contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that fight cancer and support a healthy immune system.
- Sources of good carbohydrates. Certain carbohydrates are necessary to sustaining energy.
- Nutritious protein. Ask a dietician about the best sources of protein to support your health.
A health professional may have additional recommendations for nourishing foods to improve your quality of life and support your mesothelioma treatment.
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