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There are many theories about dietetic cancer therapies. Dietetic therapies can be helpful if it's used with discretion but in many cases, it isn't used as properly. So as seen below are the lists about dietetic therapy programs for different types of patients.


Surgery and diet : Diets for patients

Patients must go on a liquid diet for about a week immediately after surgery. Easily digestible foods such as nutritious rice gruels and kimchi soup are recommended during the first week. The diet for the following week consists of light foods with high protein content such as bean pastes and bean curds, which help in healing scars. Along with the protein diet, patients should continue eating rice gruels and in addition, vegetable juices in order to regain strength and recover more quickly. It is strongly advised that patients do not eat foods with high cholesterol and fat content for it will increase the chances of tumor recurrences. After discharge, patients may eat rice but should stay on a vegetarian diet. Vegetable juices, bean pastes, mugwort soup and other light, nutritious foods are recommended. Below is a list of other recommended food for patients recovering from surgery: soy milk, eggs, fresh vegetables, fruits, potatoes, carrots, spinach, scallions, onions, tomatoes, tangerines, lemons and apricot seeds.
Vitamin C-rich persimmon leaf teas are also recommended for quenching thirst. The diet should consist of high protein foods and various fibrous foods but it is recommended that the proteins be consumed by eating beans and not from eating pork and red meats.


Chemotherapy and diet

Chemotherapy patients suffering from severe physical weakness and loss of energy may eat small amounts of meats such as beef, bone soup and loach soup but not for a prolonged period of time. Overconsumption of meats will cause a nutrition imbalance and can further hinder your health. It is important to keep healthy and stay strong enough to receive chemotherapy through moderate consumption of meats. Also, patients should eat a balanced diet built around brown rice, yeul mu, cereals, vegetables, and bean dishes such as bean paste and bean curd. These foods are an essential part of a cancer patients' diet that helps stop tumor growth.


Radiotherapy and diet

Patients undergoing radiation treatment suffer from dehydration due to intense heat. General symptoms are a dry mouth, and tongue inflammation. Patients must replenish their body fluids to prevent these side-effects by eating sweet and cold foods.
We strongly advise to stay away from hot and spicy foods, cigarettes and alcohol. Drinking apricot tea and tea made from the roots of various araliaceous shrubs while receiving radiation therapy can help reduce these side effects.