What Kind Of Diet Is Best If I'm A Cancer Survivor -- A Person Living With Cancer?

Barrie Cassileth, Ph.D, Sloan Kettering

Question: What kind of diet is best if I'm a cancer survivor -- a person living with cancer?

Answer:If you've been diagnosed with cancer and you're under treatment or you're finished your treatment and you're now a survivor, dietary guidelines are the same. You want to eat a logical, healthy set of meals. You want to have a lot of fruit and vegetables, a lot of liquids -- slow down with regard to colas that are caloric. Fruit juices are great, you don't need juicing per say, because that simply removes the fiber from the food and you need the fiber to keep yourself healthy. So just use common sense and eat a plant-based healthy diet, and you'll be fine.

There are no special diets that work better than others. There is no diet that cures cancer. Don't be taken in by the multiple diets that claim to cure cancer. None of them do.

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