Integrating medical nutrition in cancer care for more good days
Nutricia is launching today ‘betternutritionincancer.com’ a website aiming to guide and support cancer patients to understand the importance of nutrition, what is good nutrition and why it matters.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 9.9 million deaths in 20201 and stay physically strong during cancer can be tough. The side effects of the disease and its treatment can take a toll on the body, negatively affecting appetite, the way patients taste food and even the way their body absorbs nutrients. This may affect their quality of life, ability to do usual activities but also affect how they respond to cancer treatments.
Weight loss is common among people diagnosed with cancer2 and least 1 out of 3 cancer patient is malnourished3. Although common, it’s not something that should be ignored as it can affect treatment and recovery4.
Cancer patient’s journey on good days and bad days
Weight loss is common among people diagnosed with cancer2 and at least 1 out of 3 cancer patients are malnourished3. It can't be ignored as it affects patient treatment and recovery4. Learn more about the cancer patient journey on good days and bad days by watching the video.
Better nutrition in cancer
Integrating medical nutrition as a standard part of cancer care thus offers clear benefits for patients and can also help healthcare systems to reduce the cost of cancer treatment. ‘Betternutritionincancer.com’ aims to guide and support cancer patients to understand the importance of nutrition, what is good nutrition and why it matters.
- Ryan et al. Proc Nutr Soc. 2016;75(2):199-211
- Laviano A et al, Nutrition 1996; 12:358-71
- Bozetti 2008 and 2001; Bosaeus 2001; Hebuterne et al, 2014 JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr.;38(2):196-204