Exercise, Diet, and Weight Management During Cancer Treatment

Last updated July 6, 2022

Key Points

Key Points

  • Oncology providers should recommend regular aerobic and resistance exercise during active treatment with curative intent and may recommend preoperative exercise for patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer.
  • Neutropenic diets (specifically diets that exclude raw fruits and vegetables) are not recommended to prevent infection in cancer patients during active treatment.
  • Evidence for other dietary and weight loss interventions during cancer treatment is very limited.
  • The guideline discusses special considerations, such as exercise in individuals with advanced cancer, and highlights the critical need for more research in this area, particularly regarding diet and weight loss interventions during cancer treatment.

Treatment

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...Diet

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...3There is currently insufficient evidence...


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