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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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What are a dietitian’s priorities for nutrition intervention in each of the four stages of cancer care?

Summary Introduction

To discuss: The dietitian’s priorities for nutrition intervention in each of the four stages of cancer care.

Introduction: Cancer is a condition that can be caused by many diseases, and is characterized by abnormal cell growth and tumor formation with the potential to spread and invade other parts of the body. The physical manifestation of the disease occurs due to genes malfunction at the cellular and tissue levels. Also, genetic transmission of cancer is well known. The signs and symtoms include unexplained weight loss, bowel movement changes, lump formation, abnormal bleeding, and prolonged cough.

Explanation

Nutrition intervention along with physiological assessment is the currently known method to lessen the severity of cancer that can be of several types and at a wide variety of body parts. The priorities for nutrition intervention in four stages of cancer care are as follows:

  • • During the prevention stage, introduce healthy diet and physical activity with recommended calorie intake and try to maintain normal healthy weight. This will generally help the person to recover the immune system...

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