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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. 

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Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

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.