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Nutrition During and After Colon Cancer

Your diet and nutrition matters before, during and after a diagnosis of colon cancer. Learn how the right foods and nutrition may impact your symptoms, risk of colon cancer and even how you cope after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Carbs and Your Colon
A low carb diet may help you lose weight, but it might not be the best choice for your colon or health.

All About Nutrition and Colon Cancer
Nutrition and colon cancer is a good place to start for those concerned about preventing or managing colon cancer.

Is There a Relationship Between Vitamin D and Colon Cancer?
There is a relationship between vitamin D and colon cancer. By understanding more about vitamin D, you can take steps to reduce your colon cancer risk.

Reducing Your Holiday Colon Cancer Risk
Learn about the life changes you can make this season that will reduce your risk of colon cancer and improve your quality of life.

What Not to Eat During Chemo
Your doctor was telling the truth: You should not eat undercooked foods or raw dairy during chemotherapy. But do you know why? Learn how to protect your immune system during cancer treatment.

How Can I Eat Well if I'm Having Side Effects During Cancer Treatment?
The best cancer diet to follow if you are in cancer treatment is one that will help you meet your nutrition needs and address symptoms and side effects of treatment, such as nausea, poor appetite, fatigue, changes in taste and smell, sore mouth and throat, weight loss, weight gain, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, and anemia.

Everything Tastes Like Metal
Don't panic if you're tasting metal instead of meat while you are on chemotherapy for colon cancer. Taste changes, called dysgeusia, are a common side effect of some treatments. Learn how to work around this side effect and maintain your appetite.

Are Nutrition and Diet Important for Colon Cancer Prevention?
The latest on nutrition and colon cancer prevention, covering topics from vitamin D to hot dogs, the DASH diet, colon cleansing, and more.

The Many Faces of Fat
Fat has inextricably been linked to an increased risk of developing colon cancer. Learn more about the good and bad fats, and how to control your intake of this macronutrient.

What Should I Eat if I Have Nausea?
Eating the right foods can help keep nausea under control during cancer care.

What Are Gut Flora?
Yeast infections, diarrhea and even abdominal pain can result from a bacterial overgrowth in your colon. Learn more about the good and the bad bacteria, and how your body works to keep them balanced.

What Should I Eat if I Have Mouth Sores?
One possible side effect of cancer treatment is mouth sores. Eating the right foods can help you get the nutrition you need, even when you have a sore mouth.

Can Fiber Decrease My Risk of Colon Cancer?
Can dietary fiber decrease your risk of colon cancer? Decades of studies continue to provide conflicting results to this basic question. The bottom line: it is good for you, regardless of whether or not it will prevent colon cancer.

How to Eat After a Colectomy
Helpful tips on eating after colectomy surgery.

Vegans and Colon Cancer Risk
Vegans have a lower risk of chronic disease such as colon cancer, heart disease and stroke. You can maintain a nutritionally based diet as a vegan, but it requires some planning and knowledge. Learn more about veganism and colon cancer risk here.

Colon Surgery Diets
You may be exposed to many different diets before and after your bowel surgery. These diets allow your digestive tract to heal while providing adequate nutrition. Learn more about the clear liquid diet, soft digestive diet, and how they can help alleviate surgical pain, gas and bloating.

How to Eat After a Colostomy
Helpful tips on what to eat after a colostomy.

Cancer Fatigue:Eating to Beat This Side Effect of Treatment
Fatigue, or extreme tiredness, is one of the most common complaints of people who are in cancer treatment, but what you eat can help you better manage cancer treatment fatigue.

How Can I Prevent Weight Loss During Cancer Treatment?
If you are struggling with weight loss during cancer treatment, eating properly can help you address this problem and put yourself on the path to healing and recovery.

How Do I Avoid Weight Gain During Cancer Treatment?
Not everyone loses weight during cancer treatment. Some people actually struggle with weight gain. You can avoid weight gain with a healthy diet.

What if I Don't Feel Like Eating Anything During Treament?
Learn what you can do to help yourself eat better even if you don't have an appetite.

How to Eat Well Despite a Dry Mouth
Dry mouth during cancer treatment can be frustrating, but a few tips and tricks can help your eat better, even if you have a dry mouth.

What Should I Do if my Food Tastes Funny?
Learn what you can do to help yourself eat better even if food doesn't taste good.

Eating to Best Manage Iron Deficiency Anemia
Iron deficiency anemia can be a side effect of some cancer treatments, but the right foods and good nutrition can help you manage iron deficiency anemia.

What Type of Diet Is Best for Diarrhea During Cancer Treatment?
Diarrhea can be a side effect of some cancer treatments, but with the right diarrhea diet, you can keep this symptom under control and feel better soon.

What Type of Diet Is Best for Constipation During Cancer Treatment?
Constipation can be a side effect of some cancer treatments, but with the right constipation diet, you can keep this symptom under control and get things "flowing smoothly" again.

Capsaicin Taffy for Mouth Sores
Mouth sores can be an unfortunate side effect of cancer treatment, but this mouth sore taffy recipe can help manage the pain.

Does Meat Cause Colon Cancer?
Does eating meat cause colon cancer? Get the facts so you can make smart choices for better health.

Does Eating Meat Contribute to Environmental Damage?
What does eating meat have to do with the environment? What you put on your plate may have more to do with climate change than you realize.

Do Hot Dogs Cause Colon Cancer?
Do hot dogs cause colon cancer? Get the facts so you can make smart choices for better health.

Can the DASH Diet Prevent Colon Cancer?
The DASH diet was developed for managing high blood pressure, but this diet is ideal for reducing colon cancer risk too.

How to Cleanse Your Colon...Safely
The right foods will safely cleanse your colon, so you can skip the potentially harmful herbal and colonic irrigation colon cleanses.

Anemia and Cancer
A low blood count -- anemia -- can be a side effect of cancer treatment or even your first sign of colon cancer. Learn more about what to expect if you are anemic.

Does Eating Right Really Matter?
Overview of the importance of good nutrition for colon cancer prevention.

What Can Calcium Do for My Colon?
Calcium has many known benefits including building stronger bones and teeth, but science continues to research its role in colorectal cancer prevention. Will calcium supplements help decrease your risk of colon cancer? Find the answers to this question and more here.

Preventing Colon Cancer One Bite at aTime
Overview on the importance of good nutrition for colon cancer prevention.

Do Vitamins Cause or Cure Cancer?
Just because you can take vitamins and supplements without a prescription, you might not need to waste your money. Science has not proven that these nutrients can prevent cancer.

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