Doctors and nutritionists insist on maintaining a proper and healthy diet, with the right amount of exercise, to reduce the risk of many diseases. Indeed, your diet has a major impact on your well-being. The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society estimate that 35% of all cancers are associated with diet. While having the right diet and getting proper nutrition is important to maintain your health and reduce the risk of breast cancer, following a proper diet with required and permitted food items during chemotherapy is essential. Our nutrition counsellor at Orchids Breast Health Center guides the patients undergoing therapy to stick to a proper diet.
When you are going through chemotherapy and/or radiation, the body’s immune system is depressed and is unable to fight infections. Therefore, it is necessary to set up and follow a proper diet, by consulting with a nutritionist or your doctor.