Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Nutrition for Cancer Survivors

Establishing or maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to your survivorship experience. At any stage of your journey, it is important to do all you can to improve your overall health. Eating nutritious, fresh foods can help provide your body with the fuel it needs to not only survive, but thrive. Creating goals for yourself that support a healthy lifestyle can lower your risk for cancer recurrence, increase your energy, and improve your overall well-being.

The American Cancer Society’s guidelines to lower cancer risk include:

  • Eating a variety of healthy foods, with an emphasis on plant sources.
  • Adopting a physically active lifestyle.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight throughout life.
  • Limiting alcohol intake.

In 2017, the American Cancer Society released physical activity and nutrition guidelines specifically for cancer survivors. This resource provides extensive information on nutrition throughout your survivorship journey.

When determining ways to improve your overall nutrition, it is important to take into account your current eating habits as well as your unique nutritional needs as a cancer survivor. Your nutritional intake significantly impacts your overall wellness. Consider keeping a food diary to monitor your consumption and determine ways to maximize your health throughout your cancer survivorship experience. 

The New American Plate

The New American Plate

Resources

Recipes

  • Aromatherapy Cooking: Strawberry Salad (Cancer Wellness at Piedmont)
  • How to Prepare Kale

For Survivors

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020 at a Glance

Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer highlights the most important clinical research advances of the past year and identifies priority areas where ASCO believes research efforts should be focused moving forward.

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GC3 Survivorship Advocacy Council looking for members

Every year cancer impacts the lives of thousands of Georgians. In fact, cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in our state. Whether coping with a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, providing oncology care, supporting a loved one or searching for a cure, there is support available for organizations and individuals through the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium (GC3)...

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Georgia CORE

 

Hearts and Minds Dedicated to Improving Cancer Care

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.