Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Editorial Volume 7 Issue 6

Dietary Recommendations for Cancer Patients Undergoing Pelvic Radiotherapy Treatment

Mojtaba Barzegar1*, Ad-Duhaa Ejaz Parekh2, Kanza Farhan2, Syeda Ilsa Aaqil2, Sajedah Kharbatia3 and Rameeza Anwar4

1Department of Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology Department, National Centre for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2Department of Medicine, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
3Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Medicine, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Mojtaba Barzegar, Department of Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology Department, National Centre for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Received: March 16, 2023; Published: May 01, 2023

Abstract

Pelvic cancer is a devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Although radiotherapy (RT) is one of the standard treatments prescribed for pelvic tumours, it may trigger side effects that significantly impact a patient’s quality of life [1]. Frequent gastrointestinal toxicities, including constipation, vomiting, nausea, pain, and diarrhoea, may be experienced as consequences of treatment. These toxicities often decrease patients’ appetite and hinder the digestive system’s efficacy, causing malnutrition, painful digestion, incontinence, proctitis, and altered bowel habits [2]. Therefore, implementing an appropriate diet can alleviate these side effects and improve the patients nutritional status during treatment.

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Citation

Citation: Mojtaba Barzegar., et al. “Dietary Recommendations for Cancer Patients Undergoing Pelvic Radiotherapy Treatment".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.6 (2023): 01-03.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Mojtaba Barzegar., et al. 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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