At some point in your cancer treatment, your healthcare team may recommend a special diet or ask you to avoid certain foods. If you have surgery that involves any part of your digestive system, you may need to eat a special diet for a few weeks or that diet may become a part of your everyday.
For example, after a colostomy, you may need to follow a low-residue diet or low-fiber diet to reduce the amount and frequency of bowel movements to limit irritation to your digestive tract while you heal. Side effects from treatment may also cause you to need a special diet. If you are unintentionally losing weight, you may need a high-calorie or high-protein diet.
Here you can find sample menus for specific needs.
- High-Calorie Sample Menus
- High-Protein Sample Menus
- High-Protein Sample Menus (Vegetarian)
- Fiber-Restricted Sample Menus
- Post Esophagectomy Sample Menus
- Quick and Easy Menus for Young Adult Survivors
The provided menus are only suggestions. Talk to your healthcare team or a registered dietitian for recommendations and meal plans to meet your specific needs.