Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of postradiation sarcoma (PRS)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2020
  • Author: Nagarjun Rao, MD, FRCPath; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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Nutrition is an important aspect in the care of patients receiving active cancer treatment. [27] Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy may adversely affect the patient's nutritional status and hence may alter quality of life. Cancer treatment can alter the patient's ability to eat, digest, and absorb food. Anticipation of these potential adverse effects, therefore, is necessary.

Intervention, such as with commercially available liquid nutritional supplements, may be required to maintain adequate caloric intake. Consultation with a healthcare provider qualified in nutrition also may be considered.


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