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Liver Cancer

  • Posted: 04/29/2009

Nutrition

It's important to meet your nutrition needs before, during, and after cancer treatment. You need the right amount of calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Getting the right nutrition can help you feel better and have more energy.

However, you may be uncomfortable or tired, and you may not feel like eating. You also may have side effects of treatment such as poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Your doctor, a registered dietitian, or another health care provider can advise you about ways to have a healthy diet.

Careful planning and checkups are important. Liver cancer and its treatment may make it hard for you to digest food and maintain your weight. Your doctor will check you for weight loss, weakness, and lack of energy.

You may want to read the NCI booklet Eating Hints. It contains many useful ideas and recipes.