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How many meals should I eat each day if I'm being treated for cancer?

If you are being treated for cancer, it's important to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day. Eating frequent small meals will ensure that your body is getting enough calories, protein and nutrients to tolerate treatment. Smaller meals may also help to reduce treatment-related side effects such as nausea. Try eating five to six small meals or “mini” meals about every three hours.

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