Eating Well, Staying Well, During and After Cancer
By Bloch, Abby

Make food an ally in the fight against cancer

Eating well is especially important when you have cancer. Eating well during and after cancer can help you feel better, keep up strength and energy, maintain your weight and your body's stores of nutrients, tolerate treatment-related side effects, decrease risk of infection, and heal and recover quickly.

In Eating Well, Staying Well During and After Cancer, the experts at the American Cancer Society explore what to eat and what to avoid in order to stay strong and maximize the benefits of treatment. You will learn about:

  • Potential effects of supplements, vitamins and minerals, and herbs
  • Coping with digestion- and eating-related treatment side effects, such as sore mouth, nausea, and weight gain or loss
  • "Special" diets, including those promoted as cures for cancer
  • Easy, healthy, delicious recipes
  • Practical tips for food safety, stocking the pantry, grocery shopping, and dining out


DOI: 10.1036/0944235514

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Author Biography

Abby Bloch, Ph.D., R.D., is a nutrition consultant in private practice in New York and an associate professor at New York University graduate school and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Barrie R. Cassileth, Ph.D. is chief of Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a comprehensive cancer center in New York City.

Michelle D. Holmes, M.D., Dr.PH., is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and is affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Channing Laboratory in Boston.

Cynthia A. Thomson, Ph.D., R.D., is an assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona.


Eating Well, Staying Well, During and After Cancer
Author(s): Bloch, Abby
ISBN: 0944235514
DOI: 10.1036/0944235514

Format: paperback, 288 pages.
Pub date: 1 Oct 2003
Copyright: 2004
$18.95 US
Product Line: American Cancer Society (McGraw-Hill)

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