The thought of being around family, friends and food may be overwhelming for cancer patients. Gatherings may increase stress and the risk of infections, especially COVID-19 or the flu. And cancer patients may also be struggling with symptoms of their disease or the side effects of treatment that may make some foods less appealing.
Still, there may be opportunities to enjoy traditional holiday meals by following a few tips and making smart choices. For instance, try fruit or fruit cobblers for desserts and avoid desserts high in sugar and low in nutrients.
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment.