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What diet is good for liver cancer patients?

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

Liver is the body's chemical plant, in which foods can be transformed into various nutrients needed by the body. Liver cancer can seriously threaten human’s life. It is very important for the rehabilitation to look for cancer specialized hospital for treatment, actively cooperate with the doctor's treatment plan and be under proper dietary care.

Daily diets contain a variety of nutrients, not only ingredients like necessary vitamins, protein, fructose, fruit acid, potassium ion, calcium ion, ferri ion, amino acids that can improve the activity of human immune cells, but also ingredients that can inhibit the activity of cancer cells and kill cancer cells. In a word, daily foods not only are rich in nutrition but also have anti-cancer effect. What diet is good for advanced liver cancer patients? This is what most patients and their families concern. Here experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou are giving us a detail explanation about this.

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Diet for advanced liver cancer patients

1. Diet for advanced liver cancer patients should be diversified. For staple food, patients can have rice, noodles, dumplings or wonton, rice porridge, millet congee, steamed bun, steamed bun with meat or vegetable stuffing. The way of cooking should be stir-frying or steaming. Try to preserve the color, favor and taste of the dish and use vegetable oil, which not only promote absorption of fat-soluble vitamin, but also can supplement necessary calories.

2. Eat appropriate food that can protect liver, such as foods rich in vitamin B, vitamin C or amino acid. If taken as medical diet after combined with Chinese medicine, it can improve the effect of liver protection.

3. Control intake of food high in cholesterol, such as fish roe, animal internal organs and yolk, etc. Ensure the supply of fresh green leaf vegetables and fruit, such as green vegetables, turnip, tomatoes, beans, carrot and orange juice, pear juice, apple juice, water chestnut juice, etc

4. Trace element magnesium and tryptophan are helpful in improving symptoms like sleepless, fear and depression. Foods rich in magnesium include dried fruit, brown rice, corn, wheat, sesame, carrot leaf, mustard, daylily, laver, seaweed, etc. Foods rich in tryptophan include chicken, yogurt, beef, banana, etc

Due to great body consumption, liver cancer patients must ensure sufficient intake of nutrition. The simplest way to measure the nutritional status of the patient is to see whether he can maintain a normal weight. To realize this purpose, the best way is to keep a balanced diet. As liver cancer patient usually has symptoms like loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal distension and indigestion, etc. digestive foods, such as plum juice, fresh orange juice, fruit juice, ginger soup, noodles soup, fresh millet congee, etc, are recommended to them, so as to promote digestion and relieve pain. Liver cancer patients should avoid foods that are too cold or too hot, and try not to eat too full. Aiming at symptoms like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, liver cancer patients should have appetitive light diet, such as almond syrup, lotus root starch, corn polenta, kumquat pie, hawthorn pastry, etc.

Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou combines traditional Chinese medicine with modern nutriology and makes nutrition recipes for liver cancer patients according to their diet habit and disease characteristics. The hospital also pays attention to cooking skills and turns foods into gourmet, which at the meantime help patients effectively supplement nutrition and takes effect in preventing and fighting against cancer.

*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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