Low blood counts may occur as a
side effect of your cancer treatment. Although a special diet cannot prevent
this side effect from occurring, it is important to give your body the
nutrients it needs to speed your recovery.
Iron from animal food such as
meat, fish and poultry is better absorbed than iron from plant food sources. To
improve absorption of iron from these plant foods, include A vitamin C-rich
food, like orange, red pepper or tomato
Food safety is important during
and after cancer treatments. The immune system is often weakened by cancer
treatments making the body more susceptible to foodborne illnesses.