ESMO Handbook on Nutrition and Cancer
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For medical oncologists and other healthcare professionals working in the field of oncology nutrition is an important factor to consider when advising and treating patients.
This handbook explores the relationship between nutrition and cancer and the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and cancer treatment. From basic concepts to the role of nutrition after cancer and including topics such as dietary counselling and health economics, this handbook addresses major issues faced by healthcare providers on a daily basis.
Chapter 2: Basic Concepts of Nutrition
- Energy and Protein Balance
- Body Composition Measurement
- Diagnosis of Malnutrition and Over-Nutrition (Screening and Assessment)
- Influence of Malnutrition and Over-Nutrition on Physiological Functioning
- Nutritional Requirements of the Adult
- Appetite and Its Control
- Metabolism of Energy, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Amino Acids, and Water and Electrolytes
- Physiological Function and Deficiency States of Trace Elements and Vitamins
- Further Reading
Chapter 3: Role of Nutrition in Cancer Prevention
- Body Fatness
- Physical Activity
- Plant Foods
- Red Meat and Processed Meat
- Preservation, Processing, and Preparation of Foods
- Dietary Supplements
- Recommendations for Specific Groups
- Other Food Groups Associated with Cancer
- Concluding Remarks
Chapter 4: Cancer and the Nutritional Status
- Evaluation of the Nutritional Status of a Cancer Patient
- Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia: Causes and Treatment Options
- Interactions of Nutrition and Cancer
- Malnutrition/Obesity and Cancer Outcome
Chapter 5: Cancer Treatment and Nutrition
- Impact of Food on Anti-cancer Drugs (e.g. Interactions between Anti-cancer Drugs and Nutritional or Herbal Supplements)
- Nutritional Support During Cancer Treatment
- Monitoring of Nutritional Status and Nutritional Support During Cancer Treatment
- Use/Indications of Parenteral Nutrition and Enteral Nutrition During Cancer Treatment
- Closing Remarks and Further Reading
Chapter 6: Nutritional Support for the Advanced Cancer Patient During Best Supportive Care
- Clinical Situations for Nutritional Support
- Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Patients who are Imminently Dying
- Conclusion and Further Reading
Chapter 7: Counselling and Intervention
- Individualised Dietary Counselling
- Goals of Dietary Counselling
- What Does the Evidence Show about the Benefits of Dietary Counselling?
- Further Reading
Chapter 8: Energy Balance, Nutrition, and Cancer Incidence and Survivorship
- Cancer Survivorship
- Obesity, Related Comorbidities, and Cancer
- Energy Balance, Nutrition, Cancer Incidence, and Survivorship
- What is the Future of Research in this Area?
Chapter 9: Psychosocial Aspects of Nutrition
- What Types of Psychosocial Issues Related to Nutrition Do Cancer Patients Face?
- How Can Healthcare Professionals Help?