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Diet therapies are specially designed diets prescribed for medical and or general nutritional reasons.
Maintenance of adequate nutritional status and fluid balance is an important component in the care of a child diagnosed with cancer. The physiological effects of the cancer itself, in addition to the numerous side effects of the necessary treatment, frequently interfere with the child’s ability to ingest, digest, and absorb food and fluid.
The objectives of diet therapy include:
There are two main types of diets, these are;
Due to the broadness of the diets, we shall discuss those which deal with the most common feeding challenges of children with cancer.Liquid diet