Taste Test

Eating can be a major issue when you have cancer. Sometimes food doesn't taste good. Sometimes you’re simply not hungry. And, sometimes food makes you feel even sicker than before you ate. Registered dietitians at the U-M Cancer Center delivered a unique presentation to cancer care providers recently. In addition to offering valuable information on the importance of nutrition during cancer care, our dietitians let them taste for themselves the many different varieties of liquid nutritional supplements available to patients who don't feel much like eating.

Eight Ways to Take Care of Yourself and Your Cancer

Nutrition plays a pivotal role during treatment and recovery of cancer but maintaining a healthy diet can be a challenge. Here are eight ways to take care of yourself and your cancer.

Starts and Stops for the New Year

It's a New Year! Why not start the year with lifestyle changes to improve your health during and after cancer treatment? To keep it simple, we created a list: 5 habits to start and 4 to stop. Taking one change at a time will improve your odds for success. Give yourself a month for each goal to allow it to become a habit before trying the next on the list.

Fads Fade Fast But Healthy Eating Sticks

People look to food for all kinds of answers: to help them lose weight, to brighten their mood, to stop cancer. It's important to remember, though, that food is just that: food. It's not medicine, and although scientists are working hard to understand the chemical properties that make some foods healthier than others, the best thing to do is to keep your eye on the broader picture.

Separating Scams from Supplements

Boost your immune system! Re-Energize! The claims in the aisles of the healthfood store can get pretty lofty. All the bottles look the same, and they carry names that sound like comic book characters. But how do you know what all these pills can do for you? The bottom line is: You just don't know. That's why it's so important to talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.

Bone Up for Bone Health

Many side effects of treatment can induce bone loss, cause thinning of the bones (osteopenia) and increase the risk of fractures. Keeping your bones strong and healthy is more than just a good idea. It can also be a lifesaver.

Pleasures from the Farm

Explore farmers' markets for healthy, delicious eating

Motivated to Lose

Pediatric weight loss program takes multidisciplinary approach

Complicating Conditions

Eating well during cancer treatment is tricky enough, but add a second health condition into the mix -- like heart disease or diabetes -- and the situation gets a lot more

Making Every Bite Count

Protein, fat play special role during treatment