What role do nutrition and physical activity play?

If you have cancer, eating well and staying active is important. Some treatments may change the way foods taste. Be sure to eat enough calories to maintain your weight and include protein to keep up your strength. A healthy diet may help you feel better and some foods can even help minimize side effects.

Regular exercise can help relieve stress and may even reduce some side effects like nausea. Whether you choose walking, yoga, swimming or other activity, talk to your doctor before you start. If you experience pain while exercising, let your doctor or nurse know.