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Diet and Nutrition

Nutrition is an important part of your cancer journey.

Cancer and cancer treatments may affect the way your body tolerates food and uses nutrients. Maintaining a balanced diet, including a variety of foods when possible​ can help you feel better and stronger.

Adequate nutrition during treatment helps to maintain your body weight and muscle mass, improves strength and mobility, decreases risk for infection and promotes healing and recovery.

Below is a list of diet and nutrition programs and services available.


Group Classes

Cancer Cookbook

The dietitians at Princess Margaret co-wrote a cookbook. The cookbook is called Goes Down Easy: Recipes to Help You Cope with the Challenge of Eating During Cancer Treatment. You can borrow the book from the Patient & Family Library or purchase a copy from Amazon Canada or Indigo ($24.95).

Food Safety Video Series

In collaboration with the Cancer Education Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre dietitians have developed a food safety video series to help people with weakened immune systems reduce their risk of getting food poisoning.

Diet & Nutrition Articles

Other Resouces:

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Last reviewed: 7/8/2024
Last modified: 7/9/2024 12:31 PM
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