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
ATo prevent muscle breakdown
BTo fight infection
CTo promote healing and red blood cell growth
DAll of the above
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Question 2 of 10

Your fluid needs are higher during your treatment for leukemia.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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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.
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.
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Question 4 of 10

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

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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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
AWell-done meats
BRaw fruits and vegetables
CUnpasteurized milk, yogurt, and cheese
DBottled water
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Question 6 of 10

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

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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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.
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.
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Question 8 of 10

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

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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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.
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.
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Question 10 of 10

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

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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