What are the dietary recommendations for patients with NHL/B-cell lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Typically, no dietary restrictions exist for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Patients with prolonged neutropenia following chemotherapy, especially those undergoing high-dose chemotherapy with hematopoietic precursor cell rescue, are provided with a reduced-bacteria diet. Patients with high tumor burden undergoing chemotherapy may be at risk for tumor lysis syndrome and sometimes require a diet low in uric acid and potassium.


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