Screening, assessment and management of nutritional and functional deficits are essential in improving cancer-related fatigue and quality of life. It is so important to address these modifiable lifestyle factors in order to better serve ourselves (if living with cancer), our loved ones, patients, clients, etc.
Up to 80% of those living with cancer may become malnourished throughout the cancer care continuum.
How are cancer-related fatigue and nutrition correlated?
A study done within the colorectal population found that over 90% of those experiencing cancer-related fatigue were also malnourished.
Furthermore, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends a nutrition consultation for those experiencing cancer-related fatigue.
If a dietitian is not available where you are located, Cancer Nutrition Care can assist in nutritional screenings as well as setting one up with a board certified oncology registered dietitian.
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