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Nutrition in Cancer Care (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Nutrition and Cancer Care

National Cancer Institute

For information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) about nutrition and cancer treatment, see Coping with Cancer: Managing Physical Effects.

For information from NCI about nutrition and cancer prevention, see the following PDQ summaries:

  • Cancer Prevention Overview
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Esophageal Cancer Prevention
  • Lung Cancer Prevention
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Prevention

Organizations

For general nutrition information and other resources, see the following:

  • United States Department of Agriculture
    www.choosemyplate.gov
    Dietary Guidelines for 2010
  • American Botanical Council
    800-373-7105
    abc.herbalgram.org
  • American Cancer Society
    800-227-2345
    www.cancer.org
  • American Dietetic Association
    800-877-1600
    www.eatright.org
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
    800-843-8114
    www.aicr.org
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    800-727-4567
    www.nutritioncare.org
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
    888-644-6226 (NCCAM Clearinghouse)
    866-464-3615 (toll free TTY)
    nccam.nih.gov
  • Office of Dietary Supplements
    301-435-2920
    ods.od.nih.gov

Books

  • American Cancer Society's Healthy Eating Cookbook: a Celebration of Food, Friends, and Healthy Living. 3rd ed. Atlanta, GA: The American Cancer Society, 2005.
  • Bloch A, Cassileth BR, Holmes MD, Thomson CA, eds.: Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancer. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2004.
  • Ghosh K, Carson L, and Cohen E: Betty Crocker's Living With Cancer Cookbook: Easy Recipes and Tips Through Treatment and Beyond. New York, NY: Hungry Minds, 2002.
  • Weihofen DL, Robbins J, Sullivan PA: Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook: over 150 Tasty and Nutritious Recipes for People Who Have Difficulty Swallowing. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.
  • Wilson JR: I-Can't-Chew Cookbook: Delicious Soft-Diet Recipes for People With Chewing, Swallowing, or Dry-Mouth Disorders. Alameda, Calif: Hunter House Inc., 2003.
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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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