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Semin Oncol Nurs. 2015 Feb;31(1):42-52. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2014.11.005. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

Nutrition, metabolism, and integrative approaches in cancer survivors.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To review emerging issues about metabolic changes occurring in cancer survivors during and as a result of therapy, the role of nutrition, weight control, stress management, nutritional supplements, and other complementary diet therapies, methods of mitigating side effects of treatment affecting dietary intake, and to suggest future research directions.

DATA SOURCES:

Literature review and professional clinical experience with oncology patients.

CONCLUSION:

Enhancing cancer survivorship requires knowledge and application of nutritional science and integrative health care approaches.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:

Reliable, personalized, team-generated nutritional advice must be provided to cancer patients and cancer survivors to reduce risk of recurrence, optimize energy balance, and improve quality of life.

KEYWORDS:

Nutrition; complementary cancer therapies; dietary supplements; energy balance; integrative oncology; mind-body therapies

PMID:
25636394
DOI:
10.1016/j.soncn.2014.11.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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