Nutrition and Oncology
The cancer patient suffers with malnutrition frequently, this may lead to continued hospitalization, decreased response to cancer treatment, a greater extend of treatment-related toxicity, degraded quality of life. Comprehensive nutritional assessment, personalized dietary counselling, clinical nutrition support and artificial nutrition to instant food intake, tolerance and effectiveness should be referred to patient at nutritional risks. Additionally, nutritional support can be assisted with “Alternative hypocaloric anti-cancer diets” (e.g. macrobiotic or vegan diets) can be recommended in case it not spoil the nutritional status.