Nutrition in Cancer Patients

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What you'll learn

Malnutrition is present in the majority of patients with advanced cancer. Cachexia is the only abnormal finding in cancer patients who die with this diagnosis. read more »»

The prevalence of malnutrition is greater in children and elderly patients with solid tumors, and in patients with advanced cancer. Mal-absorption can be probably infrequent in patients with advanced cancer and occurs in patients with obvious jaundice, pancreatic tumors and can be transitory after radiation or chemotherapy. Adequate nutrition can help in reducing the tolerance to treatment and in some cases can increase both the length and the quality of survival. Learn more about nutrition in cancer patients in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • Dieticians
  • General Practitioners
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Undergraduate Medical Students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate Students in Medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life Science Graduates
  • Ayush Students
  • Students Interested in Biological Sciences

Key concepts covered include:

“By the end of the course, you will be able to understand:

  • Metabolic abnormalities in the cancer patient
  • Energy balance in a cancer patient
  • Glucose, protein and fat metabolism and a lot more”


Dr. Vasudha Mathur

Nutrition and Dietetics


Dr. Vasudha Mathur is an experienced nutritionist, who specializes in providing nutrition for cancer patients. She has over two decades of professional experience in this field. She is currently working with Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad. She is also serving as the Supportive Care Specialist for Onco-Nutrition at Cancer Clinics, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

For: intermediates

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