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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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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