Nutrition and cancer
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Nutrition and cancer

Susan Holmes Professor of Nursing and Director of Research and Development, Faculty of Health, Canterbury Christ Church University College, Kent

Cancer patients may develop many nutritional problems resulting from the disease itself or from its treatment. Although the reasons for these cannot yet be fully explained many contributors have been identified including biological, metabolic and psychosocial factors; these are discussed here and approaches to care and management are described.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 1, 5,31-39. doi: 10.7748/cnp2002.06.1.5.31.c37