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What are good foods to eat if you have cervical cancer?

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Eating healthy may help you better withstand your cancer treatments and any side effects, and better fight off infections. Eat a variety of foods and be sure to get extra protein and calories you need to keep up your weight.

  • Eat colorful fruits and veggies every day. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals.
  • Eat whole grains, such as brown rice and oats, instead of white bread and pasta.
  • Healthy fats and protein from seafood, lean meats, and poultry are good picks.
  • You can get protein from beans and cut back on high-fat foods like sausages.
  • Avoid acidic foods like orange juice that can make your diarrhea worse.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “How is cervical cancer treated?,” “Lifestyle changes after having cervical cancer,” “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment -- Benefits of good nutrition during cancer treatment,” “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment -- Once treatment starts,” “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment - Appetite changes.”

Comprehensive Cancer Center -- University of Michigan Health System: “Looking Your Best.”

Look Good Feel Better: “Program Description.”

Foundation for Women’s Cancer: “Other Resources.”

Cancer and Careers: “Wigs for Cancer Patients,” “Skin Care.”

Mayo Clinic: “How does cancer treatment cause sexual side effects?”

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center: “The Treatment Mind Game: How to Feel Better During Chemotherapy.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Living Beyond Cervical Cancer.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on October 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “How is cervical cancer treated?,” “Lifestyle changes after having cervical cancer,” “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment -- Benefits of good nutrition during cancer treatment,” “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment -- Once treatment starts,” “Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment - Appetite changes.”

Comprehensive Cancer Center -- University of Michigan Health System: “Looking Your Best.”

Look Good Feel Better: “Program Description.”

Foundation for Women’s Cancer: “Other Resources.”

Cancer and Careers: “Wigs for Cancer Patients,” “Skin Care.”

Mayo Clinic: “How does cancer treatment cause sexual side effects?”

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center: “The Treatment Mind Game: How to Feel Better During Chemotherapy.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Living Beyond Cervical Cancer.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on October 20, 2018

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