Make Food Choices to Support Your Health

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If you are a cancer survivor who has finished treatment, but hasn’t considered or started making changes to your diet, resources on this page support the benefits of healthy eating including links to recipes to get your started. If being a home chef hasn't been your thing, a great place to start is Cook for Your Life, a website by a non-profit group created especially for cancer survivors. I’ve also included a section for resources geared for those of you who are starting or still undergoing treatment.

 

NCI’s FREE booklet is available as a    PDF download    or accessible through    Kindle   .

NCI’s FREE booklet is available as a PDF download or accessible through Kindle.

Nutrition for Cancer Survivors - National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Recommendations for making changes to your diet moving forward.

Eating Well for Life After Cancer Treatment (video 16:39) - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute
Tipping the Odds in Your Favor: The Role of Diet in Cancer Prevention (video 58:45) - Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute
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Eating Well During and After treatment (video 4:03) - American Cancer Society
A good place to start and learn the importance of good nutrition

Nutrition & Health Living - Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - eatright.org
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist online referral - To work with a Registered Dietitian specializing in oncology "search by expertise" to find "Cancer/Oncology Nutrition" in the EXPERTISE AREA.
7 Cancer Prevention Tips for Your Diet


Feb. 2018 -    Nut consumption may aid colon cancer survival    - "The study followed 826 participants in a clinical trial for a median of 6.5 years after they were treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Those who regularly consumed at least two, one-ounce servings of nuts each week demonstrated a 42% improvement in disease-free survival and a 57% improvement in overall survival."

Feb. 2018 - Nut consumption may aid colon cancer survival - "The study followed 826 participants in a clinical trial for a median of 6.5 years after they were treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Those who regularly consumed at least two, one-ounce servings of nuts each week demonstrated a 42% improvement in disease-free survival and a 57% improvement in overall survival."

University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Optimizing Diet: What You Eat Does Matter to Improve Cancer Outcomes
Inflammation and cancer: Why your diet is important 
Which foods can reduce inflammation?
Try these foods to help lower your cancer risk
Can a vegetarian diet lower cancer risk?
Phytochemicals and cancer: What you should know - Learn the basics of these plant food compounds and why the American Cancer Society recommends eating a diet rich in fruit & vegetables.

Loma Linda University Health
Rainbow Phytochemicals - Learn which vegetables contain theses naturally occurring compounds thought to be responsible for the protective health benefits.
LIVE IT Online Health Show - Each of the 14 episodes features a short video offering healthy lifestyle tips.
Episode 11: Lower your Risk of Colon Cancer (video 1:56)
Episode 10: Vegetarian Diet (2:18) "If giving up meat entirely is too much, why not reconsider how often you eat meat?"

Debunking the Nutrition & Cancer Myths - A transcript from a webinar discussion on sugar, artificial sweeteners, and an alkaline diet.
Jill M. Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, and Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition at the University of Kansas conducted this webinar for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, however, this topic addresses the questions many cancer survivors have


Explore new foods & try out a new recipe!

Healthy & Delicious Cookbook      Loma Linda University Health offers this FREE 59 page online cookbook with recipes & cancer-fighting food facts.

Healthy & Delicious Cookbook
Loma Linda University Health offers this FREE 59 page online cookbook with recipes & cancer-fighting food facts.


Cook for your LIFE - "We teach healthy cooking to people touched by cancer"
Explore cooking videos and over 1,000 recipes on this subscription-free and ad-free website dedicated to helping cancer patients create healthy and delicious meals at home. 

Loma Linda University Health
LIVE IT - In the Kitchen - Quick and easy meal video demos featuring healthy recipes.

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Recipes - Browse their collection of healthy recipes that also offer nutrition tips
Ask The Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer App (Available Free in Apple App store) - Provides recipes and healthy eating tips

Recipes - Oncology Nutrition (A division within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

CancerSmart: In the Kitchen with MSK - Memorial Sloan Kettering (Video 25:11)
This recorded webcast shares advice and tips to help you during treatment and recovery. Includes a demo of 3 recipes: Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas - Black Beans, Corn, and Quinoa Salad - Breakfast Egg Cups.

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Course ($97 fee for lifetime online access)- Rebecca Katz’s online course based on her award-winning book provides up-to-date food science, recipes, and culinary techniques you can use during and after treatment. The one time fee enables you to receive updates when new materials are added.


Nutrition resources if you have been newly diagnosed or are currently in treatment

HEAL Well: A Cancer Nutrition Guide      A  joint effort by    American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)   , the    LIVESTRONG Foundation   , and    Savor Health™   , this FREE guide offers practical suggestions regarding diet & nutrition tips following a cancer diagnosis.

HEAL Well: A Cancer Nutrition Guide
A
joint effort by
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and Savor Health™, this FREE guide offers practical suggestions regarding diet & nutrition tips following a cancer diagnosis.

American Cancer Society
Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment - A resource if you are starting or currently still in treatment.
Benefits of good nutrition during cancer treatment - Learn the role of nutrients play in your diet.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
How to Eat Healthfully – and Why We Should (video 28:57) - A discussion on the latest in nutrition and cancer
Managing Symptoms during Chemotherapy Treatment (video 3:49) - "Eating well during chemotherapy treatment can be a challenge."
Planning Meals and Managing Cancer Side Effects - Get tips on making a healthy eating plate and learn the importance of plant phytonutrients
Eating Well During Cancer -  This video series explores how diet can help support your health and well-being during and after cancer treatment. Topics include Why a Balanced, Plant-Based Diet Is Good for Your Health (video 2:45) 
Cancer Conversations - Q&A-style conversations with Dana-Farber physicians, clinicians, and researchers
Episode #8: The Best Foods and Diet for Cancer Treatment and Survivorship (audio file 55:29)

Oncology Nutrition (A division within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
Eat Right to Fight Cancer 
Q & A on food questions including: Alcohol & Breast CancerJuicing & CancerCaffeine and CancerSugar and CancerSoy and Breast Cancer.
Eating Well When Unwell - covers topics while in treatment

Diet for Cancer Patients During Chemotherapy - Standford Medicine Cancer Institute


Your Nutrition Guide to Mesothelioma: Recipes & Tips for Healthy Eating - The Mesothelioma Center
”Eating right and balancing your diet when you’re undergoing treatment can ease your symptoms, speed your recovery and help you live longer. Get our free mesothelioma nutrition guide with personalized tips and easy recipes to improve your quality of life.”

Nutrition and Lifestyle for Mesothelioma Patients - Mesothelioma.net
Offers suggestions to help navigate an eating plan that works for you while facing the challenges of undergoing treatment. Scroll down on their Nutrition and Lifestyle page to find their site navigation bar, which contains additional helpful content including a page exploring The Keto and Paleo Diets for Mesothelioma and Cancer Patients, information on The Benefits of Tea for Cancer Patients, and a page highlighting a discussion of Alcohol and Cancer – Facts and Health Risks.

Nutrition and Bladder Cancer - University of Kansas
A 4 part series available by video or transcript including topics: Debunking the Nutrition & Cancer Myths, Foods that improve health with bladder cancer, Nutrition for Bladder Cancer Treatments, and Bladder Cancer and Dietary Supplements Plus Questions and Answers.