Eating Hints: Before During and After Cancer Treatment



Below is the list of topics covered in this booklet about diet and nutrition during and after cancer treatment. This resource is available at both the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center and the Whitney Hendrickson Cancer Center.

What You Should Know About Cancer Treatment, Eating Well, and Eating Problems

Feelings Can Affect Your Appetite During Cancer Treatment

Eating Problems At-A-Glance

Eating Problems and Ways to Manage Them

Appetite Loss

Changes in Sense of Taste or Smell



Dry Mouth

Lactose Intolerance


Sore Mouth

Sore Throat and Trouble Swallowing


Weight Gain

Weight Loss

After Cancer Treatment

Eating Problems That May Be Caused By Certain Cancer Treatment

List of Foods and Drinks

Clear Liquids

Full-Liquid Foods

Foods and Drinks that are Easy on the Stomach

Low Fiber Foods

High Fiber Foods

Foods and Drinks That Are Easy to Chew and Swallow

Quick and Easy Snacks

Ways to Add Protein

Ways to Add Calories

Ways to Learn More


Banana Milkshake

Apple-Prune Sauce

Lactose Free Double Chocolate Pudding

Fruit and Cream

Protein Fortified Milk

High-Protein Milkshake

Peanut Butter Snack Spread


Diet and Nutrition: Nutritional Concerns With Pancreatic Cancer

Below is a list of topics covered in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

Diet and Nutrition Changes After Diagnosis

Eating Recommendations for patients with pancreatic cancer

Coping with the Loss of Appetite

Controlling Weight Loss

Weight Loss due to Insufficient Calorie Intake

Tumor-Induced Weight Loss

Malabsorption and Pancreatic Enzymes

Reasons to take Pancreatic Enzyme

Sources of Pancreatic Enzyme Product

Dosage of Pancreatic Enzyme

Tips to Obtain the Best Results from Pancreatic Enzyme Products

Side Effects of Pancreatic Enzyme

Preventing or Reducing Diarrhea

Foods that may worsen diarrhea

Foods less likely to aggravate diarrhea

Other Supportive Care Techniques

Diarrhea and dehydration

Sources of fiber

Management of Taste Changes

Other Side Effects

Foods that may cause overall discomfort

Relieving Constipation

Preventing gas

Controlling Lactose Intolerance

Dealing with fatigue

Overcoming Nausea and Vomiting

AnriEmetic (Anti-nausea) Medications

Dietary Changes Following Surgery

General Recommendations following pancreatic surgery

Suggested Meal Plan


Sugar and Diabetes

People with Diabetes and Cancer have special dietary needs

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

General Nutrition Guidelines


AICR Guidelines

The Role of a Dietitian

What is a dietitian vs. a nutritionist?

How can a registered dietitian help?

Where can I find a registered dietitian?