How to Manage Weight During Cancer Treatment? | Odeta Stuikys Rose | Ron Medich

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Cancer and its treatments can affect eating habits and weight. Since weight gain or loss can affect your prognosis or your chance of recovery, it’s important to be mindful of what you eat during and after treatment. Don’t restrict your diet, make sure you take in enough calories and nutrients especially protein stay adequately hydrated, and be wary of supplements.

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    I agree totally. I've got some surgerys coming up . I need to lose weight before this happens, as I know the surgery will be better for those doing it & much better for my recovery. Still, I'm struggling . Is there an effective & safe way to drop at least a stone in 6 weeks? Any tips would be helpful .

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      Eating a calorie controlled diet is the only safe way. I don't know your stats but 1200-1500kcal will do it for most people. You can go on a 1000kcal diet if supervised by a medical professional and it is deemed necessary, but it is not recommended. Exercise will also help!

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      Thanks. I've been thinking of counting calories. 1100 a day. Exercise is difficult at the moment due to illness. Just about manage to walk the dog, which is taking 2x longer than normal.

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    One can take supplements, but it's important to clear them with your oncologist.  Though eating healthy is a good goal, it all depends on how a person's body reacts to the treatment they're receiving. Some people are reduced to just eating what they can digest. For instance, if ice cream is all they can stomach, then ice cream it is.  

    For instance, I maintained weight during chemo, then lost weight after surgery and really lost it during radiation, all because of the side effects.  But another's experience would be different.  

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    Thanks Ron for the post. Yes, cancer treatment really affects eating habits and it’s really important to maintain weight. I was under cancer treatment for 1 year and doctors strictly told me to maintain my diet and weight. They allow me to take only 1200 calories a day and told me to walk for at least 15 min per day.
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    You are right ron medich cancer treatment really affect weight and diet and it’s very important to be mindful of what you eat during and after cancer treatment.
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    Cancer treatment is so difficult.
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    Right ronmedich

    Cancer treatment really affects eating habits. It’s very important to take care of what you eat.

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    You are right ron medich cancer changes everything

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    You are right cancer effect eating habits and also effect mental health.

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    very dangerous disease.

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    thanks for sharing

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    really tough to maintain weight

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    Thanks to share.

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