Acta Scientific Medical Sciences

OpinionVolume 2 Issue 2

In Oncology, your Outcome will also Depend on what you Eat

Georges El Hachem*

Department of Medical Oncology, Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, Belgium

*Corresponding Author: Georges El Hachem, Department of Medical Oncology, Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, Belgium.

Received: March 21, 2018; Published: April 30, 2018

Citation: Georges El Hachem. “In Oncology, your Outcome will also Depend on what you Eat”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.2 (2018).

  Malnutrition has always been linked with malignancies. One of the earliest signs of many cancers is the weight loss. Nowadays, the nutritional support and the improvement of the enteral/parenteral feeding guidelines changed the outcome of the cancers. However, the nutrition before and after the diagnosis of the malignancy is as important as it is during the anti-neoplastic treatment period. It should gain a better reputation knowing that it is a risk factor leading to the development or recurrence of many cancers, as well as its association with an increased morbidity and mortality secondary to the cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome.

Copyright: © 2018 Georges El Hachem. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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