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


When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

Below is a list of topics covered in this booklet about coping with a cancer diagnosis for a sibling. The book is specifically written for teens with color illustrations and thought bubbles. These booklets are available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center.


This booklet is for you.

Chapter 1: You’ve just learned that your brother or sister has cancer.

Chapter 2: Learning About Cancer

Chapter 3: Cancer Treatment

Chapter 4: Becoming a Stem Cell Donor

Chapter 5: What your brother or sister may be feeling

Chapter 6: Changes in your family

Chapter 7: How you can help your brother or sister

Chapter 8: Taking Care of Yourself

Chapter 9: You and Your Friends

Chapter 10: Finding Support

Chapter 11: After Treatment

Chapter 12: The road ahead

Chapter 13: Learning More on Your Own

Chart A:  Monitoring Tests

Chart B: Cancer Team Members