Some people being treated for G. I. cancer may experience weight loss due to side effects like nausea. However, weight gain is more common in people being treated for G. I. cancer. This weight gain, in addition to carrying extra body weight, may lead to poor outcomes from treatment.
Maintaining bone health is also very important for people being treated for G. I. cancer. Also, G. I. cancer and its treatment can bring about metabolic changes that cause or aggravate symptoms of diabetes.
Our cancer nutrition team will work with you to decrease these complications during your G. I. cancer treatment. Your dietician will recommend diet modifications based on your G. I. cancer treatment regime, body weight, micronutrient deficiencies, and nutrition impact symptoms. Your dietician will also work with you to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight during and after treatment. Your dietician will teach you ways to incorporate aspects of an anti-inflammatory diet and physical activity into your lifestyle.