ACS cookbook provides recipes for cancer patients
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2010
Copyright © 2010 American Cancer Society
Volume 116, Issue 5, page 1149, 1 March 2010
How to Cite
Printz, C. (2010), ACS cookbook provides recipes for cancer patients. Cancer, 116: 1149. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25024
- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2010
A new cookbook developed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) offers a variety of healthy recipes to help patients with cancer maintain nutrition during their treatment.
Eating is a challenge for many patients with cancer because of the side effects they experience, ranging from nausea and diarrhea to constipation and swallowing problems. Written by newspaper food columnist and cookbook author Jeanne Besser, along with 3 ACS dieticians, What to Eat During Cancer Treatment seeks to address these symptoms and boost nutrition by offering recipes like Mini Shepherd's Pie, Crunchy Asian Salad, and Pineapple-Mango Slushies, while giving nutrition advice to patients and care-givers. Recipes are organized by symptom and flagged with colorful symptom icons for reference.
The book has 100 recipes, many of which can be used for relief of multiple symptoms. Bonus features include advice for the caregiver, tips for eating out, a kitchen staples list, advice on avoiding excessive weight gain during treatment, tips on assembling a take-along food survival kit, and a list of organizations that provide information on nutrition and cancer.