Nutrition for Cancer Patients

American Cancer Society: Nutrition for Cancer Patients - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Links on nutrition include information on eating during treatment, dietary supplements and a special section on nutrition for children with cancer.

American Institute for Cancer Research - Since its founding in 1982, the American Institute for Cancer Research has grown into the nation's leading charity in the field of diet, nutrition and cancer. Here you will find ways to reduce your risk of cancer and will also find a wide range of healthy recipes.

The Cancer Project - The Cancer Project promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer.

Cancer.Net: Diet and Nutrition resources OR Nutrition: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

Dana Farber Cancer Nutrition Services: The cancer nutrition services site provided by Dana Farber Cancer Institute offers great information on all facets of cancer related nutrition.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Eating Well - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you will find ways to reduce your risk of cancer and will also find a wide range of healthy recipes.

National Agricultural Library: Food and Nutrition Information Center - This Web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. A number of links to cancer information can be found here.

National Cancer Institute: Eating Hints for Cancer Patients OR Overview of Nutrition in Cancer Care - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. Find out about nutrition and the cancer patient before, during, and after treatment.

OncoLink: Nutrition During Cancer Treatment - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information. This article contains information on the benefits of good nutrition during cancer treatment and offers specific suggestions on how to cope with different nutritional or eating problems.

United States Department of Agriculture: Food Safety for People With Cancer - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has prepared this booklet.  It’s designed to provide practical guidance on how to reduce your risk of foodborne illness.

The Wellness Community: Nutrition for Wellness - The Wellness Community is a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. The nutritional information provided here represents a composite of the current research and recommendations for good overall health.
 

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Caring 4 Cancer Nutrition Web Videos - This video series from Caring 4 Cancer talking about various nutrition topics, such as what to eat during chemotherapy, radiation, and for other conditions.

LIVESTRONG Cancer and Nutrition class - This video by the Livestrong foundation is a comprehensive outline of the importance of nutrition after a cancer diagnosis.

October 2013