Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric neuroblastoma?

Updated: Oct 09, 2017
  • Author: Norman J Lacayo, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Nutrition plays an important role in therapy. Children need adequate caloric intake to attain normal growth and development, and to recover from the adverse effects of therapy. Nutritionists typically help to provide adequate supportive care during therapy. Supplemental nutrition is often required during therapy. This should occur via the enteral route (nasogastric or gastric tube). The parenteral route should be used only after failure to supplement adequately using enteral feedings.


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