Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer and its Nutritional Support

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    1 Video
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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Upper Gastrointestinal cancers are the most common cancers among all cancers. Malnutrition is present in the majority of patients with advanced GI cancers. read more »»

Cachexia is the only abnormal finding in cancer patients who die with this diagnosis. The prevalence of malnutrition is more significant in children and elderly patients with solid tumours and patients with advanced cancer. Mal-absorption can be probably infrequent in patients with advanced cancer and occurs in patients with apparent jaundice, pancreatic tumours and can be transitory after radiation or chemotherapy. Upper Gastrointestinal cancers require a special diet and nutrition which can be digested and absorbed in a non-problematic way. Adequate nutrition can help in reducing the tolerance to treatment and in some cases, can increase both the length and the quality of survival. Nutritional support is very important for cancer patients which can be attained by altering the metabolic and nutritional requirements. Learn more about Upper GI cancer and nutrition 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:

  • Cancer introduction
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Tongue cancer
  • Upper GI cancer
  • Cancer in esophagus- case study”


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.

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