Nutrition, metabolism, and integrative approaches in cancer survivors

Victor Sierpina, Lyuba Levine, Juliet McKee, Christina Campbell, Sungmi Lian, Moshe Frenkel

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Objectives: To review emerging issues about metabolic changes occurring in cancer survivors during and as a result of therapy, the role of nutrition, weightcontrol, stress management, nutritional supplements, and other complementary diet therapies, methods of mitigating side effects of treatment affecting dietary intake, and to suggest future research directions. Data Sources: Literature review and professional clinical experience with oncology patients. Conclusion: Enhancing cancer survivorship requires knowledge and application of nutritional science and integrative health care approaches. Implications for Nursing Practice: Reliable, personalized, team-generated nutritional advice must be provided to cancer patients and cancer survivors to reduce risk of recurrence, optimize energy balance, and improve quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-52
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Complementary cancer therapies
  • Dietary supplements
  • Energy balance
  • Integrative oncology
  • Mind-body therapies
  • Nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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