Eating extra calories when sick - adultsGetting more calories - adults; Chemotherapy - calories; Transplant - calories; Cancer treatment - calories
If you are sick or undergoing cancer treatment, you may not feel like eating. But it is important to get enough protein and calories so you do not lose too much weight. Eating well can help you handle your illness and the side effects of treatment better.
National Cancer Institute website. Nutrition in cancer care (PDQ) - health professional version. www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/side-effects/appetite-loss/nutrition-hp-pdq. Updated September 11, 2019. Accessed March 4, 2020.
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