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Cancer is a group of 200 or more diseases of controlled cell growth. The treatment of cancer can be very difficult process. Breast Cancer is most prevalent form of cancer among women and second leading cause of death. From a clinical standpoint radiation chemotherapy not only made strides in preventing the reoccurrence in cancer but also has some side effects that needed to be treated in order for a women to return to a healthy lifestyle. For example chemotherapy cause substantial weight loss, diaria, vomiting, anorexia and nausea after chemotherapy. The person may develop anemia, skin disorders, be sun sensitivity and become more vulnerable to every day common infections. The person will most likely lose their hair and substantially loss muscle tone and energy. Another fact about chemotherapy is along with killing cancer cells it may also kill healthy white blood cells that prevent common infections that lead to a weaker immune system. The person will need to take extra caution to avoid any kind of infections. They will also need to be washing their hands frequently, having excellent oral care, avoiding large crowds in areas with pore circulation, staying away from people with infection diseases and just the common cold. Thus returning to a healthy lifestyle will already be extremely challenging process for this person. Nutrition will be at the forefront at helping this person recover rapidly and prevent the reoccurrence of cancer. The person will need to have a relativity high calorie diet for at least the first six months after treatment in addition the diet must contain a high percentage of protein to begin the rebuilding the muscles. Food such as whole milk, yogurt, eggs, cottage cheese, chicken and fish will be especially important. High calorie foods such as sour cream, peanut butter and butter should be included. Total calories should depend on the target…...

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