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Nutritional support during cancer treatments

Nutrition section

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Brochure on nutritional support

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When the child is not able to eat enough to meet his needs, nutritional support can be considered by the medical team.

Nutritional support includes:

  • Oral nutrition support
    Enrichment of food that is eaten through the mouth.
  • Enteral nutrition
    Solution administered through a tube that goes into the child's stomach or intestine. The most common is the nasogastric tube, which passes through the nose and into the stomach.
  • Parenteral nutrition
    Intravenously administered solution.

Many preconceived ideas and fears may exist about nutritional support. It is important to understand that it can be an integral part of the treatment plan.

This capsule allows you to learn more about the different types of nutritional support. Tips are presented to facilitate its acceptance if it becomes necessary.

The recipe demonstrated is a frittata:

Also, this brochure summarizes information on nutritional support. You can also directly consult the recipe section.

Other resources

During treatments, the child may have a weakened immune system. Therefore, it is important to reduce the risk of foodborne infections. This capsule presents some food safety tips.


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Updated on 7/9/2020
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