4 nutritional principles for cancer patients
Patients who have difficulty eating or are unable to eat orally can be fed through the nasal catheter – the stomach, the tube that opens the small intestine or through a vein to provide nutrition.
The right and sufficient amount of nutrition of each person depends on many factors such as age, gender, weight, height, accompanying medical pathologies, stage of cancer and treatments.
Nutrition needs to be personalized with professional support from oncologists and dietitians.
Malnutrition can slow wound healing, worsen body function, and increase the risk of complications after surgery, adversely affecting outcomes.