Some patients experience nutrition problems related to the loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and mouth sores. Some patients complain that food tastes differently or that they have a dry mouth, which can in turn affect their diet.
A good diet is implied by maintaining the sufficient calories and proteins to prevent weight loss and recover strength. Patients undergoing treatment that maintain a healthy diet, often feel better and posses s a greater energy, which helps to reduce the side effects caused by treatment.
It is normal for patients to take advice from doctors, nurses and dietary specialists, regarding the rules about their diet.
For more information:
• "Nutrition in the treatment of cancer", resource of the National Cancer Institute
• "Food and Nutrition" - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society