Maintaining good nutritional health improves your tolerance of cancer treatments as well as your quality of life. Taking charge of your nutrition is part and parcel of your cancer care.

While chemotherapy may alter your sense of taste and lessen your enjoyment of your food, it is at this time that your body has a particular need of energy and of protein to keep your weight steady, preserve your muscles and fight infection. So indulge your fancies and eat what you like.

However, you should keep to the most varied diet you can, to provide you with

Prof Claude Pichard

Prof Claude Pichard

Head, Nutrition unit


Professor of Nutrition at the Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland. Specialist in Internal medicine and Gastroenterology. Consultations of nutrition for hospitalized and out-patients.