According to the National Cancer Institute, about one-third of cancer deaths are related to poor nutrition. An appropriate nutrition is the key to keep patients strong after lung cancer surgery. An apt nutrition fulfils nutritional need of a patient, shields them from harmful after-effects and enhances immunity. [Read: Easing Cancer Side-effects with Diet]
Nutrition for Post Lung Cancer Care
Diet after Lung Cancer Surgery
For nutritional support, speak to a dietician to make sure that nutritional requirement is met. In case a patient is unable to eat or digest food, nutrition is given parenterally (through a vein) or enterally (through a feeding tube). Moreover patients should ask friends and relatives to help them maintain recommended diet for avoiding malnutrition and other complications.
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