Nutrition, exercise guidelines updated for cancer survivors

Share this article:
Nutrition, Exercise Guidelines Updated for Cancer Survivors
Nutrition, Exercise Guidelines Updated for Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society has updated the 2006 guidelines to provide new evidence and clinical practices related to nutrition and physical activity for cancer survivors during the continuum of cancer care, according to a report published online April 26 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Cheryl L. Rock, Ph.D., R.D., from the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, and colleagues evaluated the scientific evidence and best clinical practices pertaining to optimal nutrition and physical activity following a cancer diagnosis. The guidelines are intended to present health care providers with optimal information to help cancer survivors and their caregivers make informed choices regarding nutrition and physical activity.

The authors discuss the nutritional and physical activity guidelines during the stages of cancer care; treatment and recovery; long-term disease-free living or living with stable disease; and living with advanced cancer -- each of which presents its own needs and challenges. Guidelines are given for cancer survivors in specific areas of weight management, including physical activity, food choices, alcohol intake, and food safety, with an emphasis on preventing recurrence, second primary cancers, and other chronic diseases. The authors also discuss specific issues related to selected cancer sites and answer common questions pertaining to diet, physical activity, and surviving cancer.

"It is important that health care providers, cancer survivors, and caregivers consider the nutritional and physical activity issues discussed in this report within the context of the individual survivor's overall medical and health situation," the authors conclude.

Abstract
Full Text

This article originally appeared here.
Share this article:
You must be a registered member of ONA to post a comment.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters

April Contest: Win a Pebble Watch

Start the contest today

Regimen and Drug Listings

GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION

Bone Cancer Regimens Drugs
Brain Cancer Regimens Drugs
Breast Cancer Regimens Drugs
Endocrine Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gastrointestinal Cancer Regimens Drugs
Genitourinary Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gynecologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Head and Neck Cancer Regimens Drugs
Hematologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Lung Cancer Regimens Drugs
Other Cancers Regimens
Rare Cancers Regimens
Skin Cancer Regimens Drugs

More in Daily Oncology News

Statins may lower progression risk for renal cancer

Statins may lower progression risk for renal cancer

Use of statins is associated with a reduced risk of progression of localized renal cell carcinoma, according to research.

Cyramza approved by FDA for stomach cancer

Cyramza approved by FDA for stomach cancer

Cyramza (ramucirumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cancer of the stomach.

Cancer patients require anxiety and depression screening

Cancer patients require anxiety and depression screening

It is important to recognize and treat anxiety or depression among cancer patients, according to a clinical guideline published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.