Cancer - Nutritional Implications of Treatment

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues

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Nutrition-related implications of cancer treatment including diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, dysphagia, xerostomia, taste changes, thick saliva, oral mucositis and constipation. The side-effects of cancer treatments can adversely affect the nutritional status of the individuals undergoing treatment. Side-effects that impact nutrition status include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomatitis, mucositis, dysphagia, alterations in taste and smell, pain,
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Last Updated: 2013-04-01