Nutrition for Cancer Patients

American Cancer Society: Nutrition for People With Cancer - 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.
Also in Spanish.

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.

Cancer Support Community: Diet and Nutrition - This is organization is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Find information at this site for eating during and after treatment.

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.

Food Safety for People With Cancer - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration have prepared this booklet. It is designed to provide practical guidance on how to reduce your risk of foodborne illness.

Heal Well: A Cancer Nutrition Guide - This guide was created through a joint project of the American Institute for Cancer Research, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and Savor Health™.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Eating Well and Keeping Active - 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.

Mayo Clinic: Healthy Recipes - You will find many tasty and healthy recipes at this site.

National Agricultural Library: Human Nutrition and Food Safety - This Web site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers.

National Cancer Institute: Eating Hints Before, During, and After Treatment OR 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.

National Institute on Aging: Health Eating OR What's On Your Plate? - The National Institute on Aging (NIA) website offers information about the science of healthy aging

OncoLink: Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, healthcare 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.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: FoodData Central - Provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: The 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans - This eighth edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns.

World Cancer Research Fund: Diet, Activity and Cancer - This is the world's largest, most authoritative and up-to-date source of scientific research on cancer prevention and survivorship through diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer.  


Interactive Tutorials / Videos

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

YouTube Playlist: Nutrition - A series of videos on nutrition, curated by the Resource and Learning Center.


April 2024