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Nutritional Support in Esophageal Cancer

  • Tiffany BarrettEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter explores the prevalence and diagnosis of malnutrition of esophageal cancer patients. Due to metabolic changes of the diagnosis and treatment side effects, importance should be on providing increased calorie and protein needs to prevent loss of lean body mass. Evidence-based research will be provided on enteral nutrition perioperative and postoperative, in addition to advancing diet. Treatment toxicities and interventions are addressed as provided by a registered dietitian.

Keywords

Malnutrition Cancer nutrient needs Lean body mass Evidence based Nutrition Enteral nutrition Registered dietitian 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Nutritional Support in Esophageal CancerAtlantaUSA

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