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What should you eat if you have acute myeloid leukemia and you need to gain weight?

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If you need to gain weight, eat foods that are rich in protein, calories, and nutrients, like peanut butter, cheese, and trail mix. And if it hurts to eat, drink high-protein, high-calorie shakes or smoothies.

From: Living With Acute Myeloid Leukemia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Appetite Changes," "How Might Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Affect Your Emotional Health?" "Lifestyle Changes After Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "Nutrition for the Person with Cancer During Treatment."

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Managing Stress," "Physical Activity Tips for Survivors."

Cancer Research UK: "Alcohol and chemotherapy," "Diet and exercise after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Neutropenic Diet."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Appetite Changes," "How Might Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Affect Your Emotional Health?" "Lifestyle Changes After Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "Nutrition for the Person with Cancer During Treatment."

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Managing Stress," "Physical Activity Tips for Survivors."

Cancer Research UK: "Alcohol and chemotherapy," "Diet and exercise after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Neutropenic Diet."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

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