Diet

What should I eat while I am in treatment? Learn from nutrition experts the best diets for cancer patients and how food can support a patient's journey.

9 Articles

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish
Disease Management
May 2, 2024 • 6 Min

What to Eat—and What to Avoid—When You Have Pancreatic Cancer

The disease and treatment for pancreatic cancer affect the digestive system. Dietitian L.J. Amaral guides you to the best nutrition sources.

Maria Petzel, oncology dietitian
Disease Management
March 12, 2024 • 6 Min

How to Eat with Pancreatic Cancer

What should I eat while in treatment? Oncology dietitian Maria Petzel provides eating strategies for pancreatic cancer patients.

Oncology dietitians L.J. Amaral and Jessica Harrison
Disease Management
February 14, 2024 • 5 Min

Nutrition Myths Debunked

Does sugar really feed cancer? Is a keto diet better for cancer? Should cancer patients avoid fats? Dietitians L.J. Amaral and Jessica Harrison take on common nutrition myths.

Patter Birsic, Sally Sampson, Dr. Anna Evans Phillips, Jane Holt
Disease Management
October 30, 2023 • 5 Min

Focus on Nutrition with The National Pancreas Foundation

Because they focus on all diseases of the pancreas, the National Pancreas Foundation created a cookbook to guide patients on how to eat.

logo of Digest This! the PERT calculator
Disease Management
July 6, 2023 • 4 Min

The Whys and Hows of Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy

Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), is an important part of treatment that is often not properly utilized, but a new tool can help.

oncology dietitian Antonella Apicella
Disease Management
March 24, 2022 • 4 Min

The Key Role of an Oncology Dietitian in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Not sure what to eat during treatment? Oncology dietitian Antonella Apicella explains how to tailor an eating plan to your needs.

Dr. Shaalan Beg
Disease Management
October 9, 2018 • 5 Min

Pancreatic Enzymes Explained

GI cancer specialist Dr. Shaalan Beg and dietician Shelli Hardy explain how pancreatic enzymes work in digestion and why pancreatic cancer patients may need them.

Oncology dietitian Maria Petzel
Disease Management
May 17, 2018 • 4 Min

Eating Right Can Help Your Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Pancreatic cancer patients can potentially combat side effects of treatment through a proper diet, according to advice from oncology dietitian Maria Petzel.

Ann Ogden holds a platter of fresh spinach for patients. Nutritious food is key for patients after a Whipple procedure.
Disease Management
May 1, 2017 • 7 Min

How to Eat After a Whipple Procedure

Cancer survivor Ann Ogden helps patients learn to cook food that would help them through treatment and recovery after a Whipple procedure.