Leukemia: What to Eat to Support Your Recovery

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Question 1 of 10

Additional protein is needed during chemotherapy, radiation, and drug therapy for which of the following reasons?

  • ATo prevent muscle breakdown
  • BTo fight infection
  • CTo promote healing and red blood cell growth
  • DAll of the above

Question 2 of 10

Your fluid needs are higher during your treatment for leukemia.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 3 of 10

To reduce your risk for foodborne illness, practice all of the following safety tips *except*:

  • AWash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before peeling.
  • BRinse meat and poultry with cold water before cooking.
  • CMarinate meat and poultry in the refrigerator.
  • DUse a meat thermometer to make sure that food is cooked thoroughly.

Question 4 of 10

Meat, poultry, and seafood should be your only sources of protein during your recovery.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 5 of 10

To reduce your risk of foodborne illness during treatment, it’s wise to avoid the following foods:

  • AWell-done meats
  • BRaw fruits and vegetables
  • CUnpasteurized milk, yogurt, and cheese
  • DBottled water

Question 6 of 10

Eating two to three meals each day can help to prevent nausea and decreased appetite during treatment.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 7 of 10

All of the following are good ways to take in extra calories that your body needs during recovery *except*:

  • AUse olive oil for dressings and marinades.
  • BAdd nut butters (peanut, almond, etc.) to smoothies or dips.
  • CDrink high-calorie drinks (fruit juice, sports beverages, etc.) instead of water.
  • DConsume sugar-free gelatin and puddings between meals.

Question 8 of 10

Thawing meat and poultry in the microwave is a safe way to defrost frozen foods before cooking.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 9 of 10

Since taste and smell changes are common during cancer treatment, a good way to make food more appealing is to:

  • AKeep food as bland as possible (no added spices or seasonings).
  • BOnly consume canned fruits and vegetables.
  • CExperiment with different seasonings and spices to enhance flavor.
  • DMake sure all food is heated thoroughly and served warm.

Question 10 of 10

Taking antioxidant supplements during treatment can help with cancer treatment and recovery.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse