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Eating Healthy During Bladder Cancer

What You Should Know About Eating Healthy With Bladder Cancer

Eating healthy and having good nutrition during your bladder cancer journey can be hard, but there are several things that you can do to stay healthy and well-nourished.

  • Follow a heart-healthy diet. A heart-healthy diet generally includes eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, skinless poultry and fish, low-fat dairy products, nuts and legumes, and non-tropical oils.
  • Eat foods with plenty of fiber. This will help ease some of the symptoms associated with bladder cancer treatment.
  • Stay hydrated. Each person needs a different amount of water, so talk to your doctor about how much water you should be drinking every day. If you are having trouble drinking plain water, you can stay hydrated with water flavorings such as lemon or lime slices, or unsweetened herbal teas.
  • Eat plenty of lean protein. Protein helps your body stay strong throughout your cancer journey.

Talk with your doctor before starting a new nutrition plan, or if you have questions about foods you should or shouldn’t eat. BCAN has partnered with Savor Health® to bring personalized nutrition support to help people with bladder cancer eat healthily and stay well-nourished throughout treatment and beyond. Using text messages, you can access knowledge and advice from Ina® that comes directly from registered dietitians, nurses, and doctors who are experts in treating and supporting cancer patients. Registration and unlimited 24/7 access to Ina® is free, safe, and secure. Click here to enter your cell phone number and begin your nutrition support.

 

We have partnered with professionals at the University of Kansas to talk about some tips and tricks to eating healthy during bladder cancer.

Healthy Eating with Bladder Cancer

High Protein Diets

Staying Hydrated With Bladder Cancer

Making Food Taste Good

Active Living

Being active before, during, and after treatment is an important part of staying healthy during your cancer journey.

Recipes and Tips

Try something that is tasty and nutricious tonight.

Learning about Side Effects

There can be many side effects to bladder cancer treatment, but we have some tips on how to manage them.