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What are some other ways to stay hydrated during cancer treatments?

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Other ways to stay hydrated:

  • Foods count toward hydration, too. Soups, frozen pops, gelatins, fruits, and vegetables all have liquids. Choose foods with high water content, like watermelon, lettuce, and broccoli.
  • Suck on ice chips. If you can't stomach the idea of drinking or eating, try ice chips. A few at a time will give you a little liquid. It takes a lot to add up to a glass of water, but every little bit helps. If you can, at least try small sips of liquid.
  • Keep track. It's hard to know how much liquid is coming in and going out unless you measure it. Log how many ounces you drink. Record how many times you have vomiting or diarrhea. This will help if you have to call your doctor about symptoms.

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Dehydration."

Breastcancer.org: "Dehydration."

Cleveland Clinic: "4 Things You Should Know About Cancer and Dehydration."

American Institute for Cancer Research: "Nutrition During Cancer Treatment."

FDA: "Xeloda (capecitabine) Tablets."

Marshfield Clinic: "Stay hydrated during cancer treatment."

OncoLink: "Preventing Dehydration During Cancer Treatment."

American Cancer Society: "Dehydration and Lack of Fluids."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Dehydration."

Breastcancer.org: "Dehydration."

Cleveland Clinic: "4 Things You Should Know About Cancer and Dehydration."

American Institute for Cancer Research: "Nutrition During Cancer Treatment."

FDA: "Xeloda (capecitabine) Tablets."

Marshfield Clinic: "Stay hydrated during cancer treatment."

OncoLink: "Preventing Dehydration During Cancer Treatment."

American Cancer Society: "Dehydration and Lack of Fluids."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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