Nutrition and Cancer

Nutrition and Cancer

Editor(s): Clare Shaw

Published Online: 11 OCT 2013 08:45PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405190428

Online ISBN: 9781118788707

DOI: 10.1002/9781118788707

About this Book

Nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting patients receiving treatment for cancer. Carefully considered nutritional options can help to manage patients with weight loss and cachexia, support the patient's ability to recover from surgery and cope with treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Patients living with and beyond cancer can also benefit from advice on optimal nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Edited by Dr Clare Shaw, Consultant Dietitian at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Nutrition and Cancer takes an unrivalled look at this prevalent disease, offering the reader:

  • An insight into the nutritional challenges faced for patients with cancer
  • A practical guide to nutrition and dietetic practice in cancer care
  • A detailed look at nutritional options for different diagnostic groups
  • Contributions from a wide range of cancer specialists

An excellent resource for dietitians, clinical nutritionists, doctors, nurses and other health professionals working with cancer patients, this book is also a fascinating reference for students and researchers with an interest in the area.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Cancer and Nutritional Status (pages 13–26)

      Alessandro Laviano, Isabella Preziosa and Filippo Rossi Fanelli

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