People with cancer may need more. It is important to discuss your individual calorie and protein needs with your healthcare provider or registered dietitian. With some cancers, the metabolic processes can cause a situation known as hypermetabolism. This affects how the body uses proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. With hypermetabolism, you may need to increase your calorie and protein intake. Discuss this with your healthcare provider or registered dietitian. Some people on chemotherapy may not tolerate some of the foods below or may not find them appealing.
Access your health information from any device with MyHealth. You can message your clinic, view lab results, schedule an appointment, and pay your bill. Nutrition is an important part of life, cancer treatment, recovery, and prevention. Food is one of the few things you can be in control of during your treatment. Each individual’s calorie and protein requirements will vary. For a rough estimate of calorie needs, plan on consuming 25 to 35 calories for each kilogram of weight 1 kilogram equals 2. The current recommended daily allowance for protein is 45 to 60 grams per day. It is important to discuss your individual calorie and protein requirements with your physician or registered dietitian.
We’re committed to providing you with the very best cancer care, and your safety continues to be a top priority. This is just one more way of ensuring your safety and that of our staff. This information will help you get the nutrients you need during your cancer treatment. It explains important food safety guidelines and ways to add calories and protein to your diet. It also explains how different cancer treatments may affect your eating and what you can do to help manage common side effects. Good nutrition is very important for people with cancer.