What Kind of Foods Are Suitable for Lung Cancer Patients after Chemotherapy?

The following anticancer diets should be combined with treatments so that they can reach a good effect. At St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, there are advanced minimally invasive treatments for cancer patients. Consult us to know more

  Lung cancer treatment needs to combine a variety of technologies, after surgery, it still needs to undertake chemotherapy, radiotherapy or other adjuvant treatments. General chemotherapy drugs have comparatively large side effects on the human body, while green chemotherapy of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou t have been improved on the basis of traditional chemotherapy methods and minimized the toxic and side effects, but there are still minor discomfort reaction. During chemotherapy period, lung cancer patients should pay attention to diets and supplement nutrition for the body as treating or resisting cancer need to consume a lot of energy. Only with correct energy supplement, more effective treatment for cancer can be realized; the future treatments would also be beneficial from this.

  After chemotherapy, patients may suffer from nausea, at this time patients shall be encouraged to eat more meals a day but less food at each and the diet should be in light favor. Eat more liquid foods or semi - liquid foods that are very digestible and contain less cellulose, and avoid spicy, cold, hard and too greasy foods. Chemical drugs can cause neutropenia, therefore, patients should eat more foods rich in protein, iron, vitamins, such as animal liver, lean meat, jujube, longan, donkey-hide gelatin, fresh fruit and vegetables. Patients who suffer from loss of appetite, indigestion or diarrhea can choose the foods that can strengthen spleen and nourish stomach, such as coix seeds, white beans, jujube and so on.

At the same time, we must patiently persuade or encourage patients to intake foods. For patients who suffer from severe vomiting, we shall observe vomiting frequency, volume and color, and apply with antiemetic therapy. After chemotherapy, lung cancer patients may have physical weakness, so they should choose nutritional and easily digested foods, such as soft rice, porridge, bread, buns, fish, eggs, chicken, soups, potatoes, bananas, fruit jam, etc. The diets should be in light favor and are refreshing foods with little or without oil, or try some acidic foods as they may play the role of appetizer. Avoid eating spicy, fried, greasy, salted or smoked foods. If weight loses significantly, then patients can drink yogurt instead of milk to avoid abdominal bloating, and also do adequate exercise.

Besides providing reasonable nutritional foods prepared by dietitians, Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou also can enhance patients’ resistance by natural therapy. Bio-natural therapy is also called as autologous cell immunity treatment technology, and its principle is to extract patient's own immune cells and make them experience in vitro anticancer activation cultivation and then inject them into the patient. The biggest advantage of this therapy is that using the patient's own cells to inhibit and kill cancer cells, so there won’t be any biological rejection and still can improve the patient's own immune system; what’s more, it can preferably inhibit proliferation and metastasis of lung cancer. Although natural therapy has no especially ideal effect on eliminating malignant tumors, it still can activate the patient body immune system and make the tumor lose biological activity and stay in a relative static state, so that reduce the pain of patients and improve their living quality.

Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou remind patients that the integrated use of multiple treatment technologies and cooperated with the full range of care, can effectively help patients control lung cancer and prolong survival time.

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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