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Mesothelioma patients must eat nutritional foods for strength

If you are battling mesothelioma, you already know that you are in a tough fight. So it only makes sense to get the best nutrition to give yourself a treatment edge.

Radiation and chemotherapy take their toll on the body. Patients who eat nutritionally healthy meals often heal more quickly following surgeries and regenerate damaged cells faster. They also don't get as weakened from treatment regimens.

Keeping your weight at the right level can help mesothelioma patients maintain a good energy level, which increases their quality of life. If mesothelioma patients become malnourished, side effects from the disease can become incapacitating. Some common side effects include:

-- Anorexia

-- Diarrhea

-- Diarrhea

-- Nausea

-- Constipation

-- Anemia

-- Fatigue

It can be difficult to eat nutritionally balanced meals while undergoing cancer treatment. Some patients may need a feeding tube in order to get enough nutrients. Working closely with your oncologists is necessary in order to stay on top of your condition. Some physicians may recommend the services of a nutritionist or dietitian.

Because the medical expenses associated with the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma can run into the six figures, those whose conditions arose from on the job environmental exposures may have to take legal action against their employers or other entities that bear responsibility for their current debilitated conditions.

If you or a loved one are suffering from mesothelioma or other asbestos-related cancers, give your body a boost by eating well. To learn more about your legal options, an Illinois personal injury attorney is one source of information and guidance.

Source:, "The Important Role of Nutrition in Cancer Treatment," Jillian McKee, accessed Aug. 07, 2015

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