Lung cancer patients in late stage have higher demands on diets, since diets affect the recovery of a patient. Then what should patient and one’s family do about diets? Specialists from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou explain to you in details:
Is the nutrition in diets enough to support a lung cancer patient? Weight, whose standard can be figured out through age, sex and height, is an objective index indicating the intake and consumption of a lung cancer patient. Another more convenient and common method is to check and make a comparison of the weight before onset and after treatment respectively. If it decreases, that means body consumption is higher than intake and a patient should have more diets.
Because lung cancer takes a toll on patient body that those in late stage should have more food that is rich in protein and calories. If innutrition develops, a patient should have more protein as supplement. Vegetable proteins and part of animal proteins are the best for patients. Besides, the diets that are lower-fat and salt, but rich in vitamins and minerals can do help to patients in treatment and recovering. Additionally, rational diets for lung cancer patients in late stage can take advantage of the cancer-resisting substances in food. Some food can induce cancer while some are against cancer. So lung cancer patients should avoid the food inducing cancer, take the food that can fight cancer instead. It is reported that, common food can fight cancer including vegetables of crucifer (such as cabbage and cauliflower, etc.), carrot, garlic, sour plum, soybean, beef etc.
Lung cancer patients in late stage not only have to mind the food, but also the favorite taste and dining environment. Taking the food that ones like can stimulate the secretion of gastric juice to promote appetite and increase the absorption and utilization ratio of food. What is more, dining environment affects appetite too. So it is important to create a happy and easy dining environment for patients.
Lung cancer patients, especially the ones in late stage should note the importance of diets. As the substantial foundation for patient to recover, the diets should supply enough and rational nutrition to enhance physical resistance and improve body tolerance to treatment, so the treatment can be finished as plan and promote patient to recover. But most people lack of scientific knowledge of alimentology that they keep some wrong opinions like eating too much food or taking rich nutrition would provide cancer more nutrients for growth. Some people even starve the patient while they think that can “starve” the cancer cells to death. But all those are without scientific basis.
Specialist from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, lung cancer patients in late stages should mind the food-intake to regulate the diets. A patient can have multiple meals with little each, since rational diet treatment would affect patient positively, helps patient increase calories and improves physical resistance.