Being diagnosed with cancer can bring up many difficult emotions, including fear and guilt. In addition, symptoms of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment can often make eating or enjoying food challenging. As a result, some people with cancer may start to experience anxiety around food and eating. In this podcast, registered dietitians Julie Lanford and Debra Benfield talk about this experience, sometimes called “food anxiety,” and offer practical tips to help people with cancer overcome it.
Can there be a link between the stress of a cancer diagnosis and the patient’s body, mental health, and food? [11:54]
Julie Lanford is a registered dietitian with Cancer Services in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Debra Benfield is a Master’s Level Nutritionist as well as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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