|Breast cancer encompasses all cancers that originate in the different parts of the breast. The type of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast become cancerous. This occurs almost exclusively in women but can also occur in men.
Although each case is different and the tolerance to treatment depends on various factors (individual characteristics, dosage, etc.), people with cancer may experience different side effects. Among others, breast cancer treatment can lead to weight gain, mainly due to hormonal disruption caused by the treatment and fluid retention.
The dietary priorities during breast cancer treatment are to maintain an adequate weight and good nutritional status to cope with the disease and recover in the best possible way.
In addition to following the ” General recommendations on nutrition during cancer treatment”, with breast cancer, the following guidelines should also be followed: