HOW CAN CANCER-RELATED SURGERY impact nutrition?

During recovery from surgery, your body needs extra energy and nutrients to heal wounds and fight infection. Getting the proper nutrition before your surgery is equally important.

If your surgery is used to remove part—or all—of an organ that affects the digestive system, you may have a hard time eating and digesting the food your body needs. Some examples include surgery to the head, neck, esophagus, stomach, or intestines.

Nutrition difficulties following surgery

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