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Is nutrition important for gynecologic cancers?

Nutrition is essential in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. Eating a nutritious diet high in protein and calories can help you keep up your strength during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This will enable you to undergo the full course of treatment and enjoy an increased chance of surviving gynecologic cancer.

Yes, nutrition is important for any cancer prevention or treatment.  With gynocologic cancers, it is important to use nutrition to combat common side effects such as early satiety or feeling full quickly.  If you are experiencing early satiety, make every bite count.  Eat nutrient dense foods such as plant based proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.  Plant based proteins such as nuts, seeds, and legumes will provide protein for the immune system as well as healthy fiber and fats to the body. 

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