Sorafenib is utilized to treat progressed renal cell carcinoma (RCC; a kind of tumor that starts in the kidneys). It is likewise used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (a kind of liver tumor) that can’t be treated with surgery and a certain sort of thyroid disease that has spread to different parts of the body and can’t be treated with radioactive iodine. This drug is in a class of prescriptions called kinase inhibitors. It meets expectations by hindering the activity of an anomalous protein that signs growth cells to multiply. This helps stop the spread of malignancy cells.
Nutrition plays a main position in cancer development and management. Malnutrition, a state that occurs when the body is deficient nutrients, is a common difficulty in cancer patients that has been known as a significant component of poor outcomes and treatment delays. Not surprisingly, weight loss has also been identified as an indicator of poor prognosis in cancer patients. As per National Cancer Institute, both malnutrition and weight loss can affect the body’s ability to regain acceptable blood counts between chemotherapy cycles; this can directly affect treatment schedules and achieving successful treatment outcomes.
Malnutrition can be prevented through a healthy diet that provides enough fluid, calories and nutrients to maintain lean body mass (muscle) and hydration. The body uses calories and protein for energy to support organ function, muscle repair and daily activity. Total calorie and protein needs raise during cancer and treatment, as such, efforts should be focused on meeting these increased needs through foods and beverages.
The basic first need of the body is to take in enough power (calories) to support functioning of organ systems, muscle repair and daily action. As long as appetite is good and you are maintaining your weight, it’s a good idea to eat a balanced diet and include a variety of healthy foods. We can look to both the American Cancer Society and the American Institute for Cancer Research’s recommendations on components of a healthy diet to outline foods to enjoy and those to limit.
Foods to Limit :
Sugar: sugar sweetened beverages, cereals, granola bars and yogurts, candy, cookies, cakesRefined carbohydrates: white flour, white bread, white rice, white pastaRed meat and processed meat: beef, pork, lamb, luncheon meats, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, hamTrans fats: foods made with partially hydrogenated vegetables oils, commonly found in commercially prepared peanut butters, pastries, fried foods, boxed caked mix, margarines and shortening.Study labels and look for partially hydrogenated vegetable oil in the ingredient list to be sure.
The preferred way to obtain vital nutrients is through the diet. The vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals desirable to help our bodies fight cancer are found in a well-balanced diet emphasizing plant-based foods.
The New American Plate developed by the American Institute for Cancer Research offers a simple guide by which to model our meals and snacks. When planning your plate, 2/3 should include plant based foods such as leafy greens, legumes and whole grains. The remainder of the plate (1/3) can include animal foods like meat, fish, cheese and yogurt.