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Author and Atlanta-based food columnist Besser (The First Book of Baking, The Great American Eat-Right Cookbook) teams up with three registered dieticians to create this handy reference guide for cancer patients and caregivers. More than 100 recipes are included, classified by the side effects they help abate-nausea, weight loss, taste alterations, digestive issues, difficulty swallowing and others (most dishes apply to multiple symptoms). Besser emphasizes the familiar and comforting (chicken noodle soup, shepherd's pie, tuna melts, mac and cheese), but dozens of suggestions for each symptom ensure patients will find something satisfying. A simple Honey-Teriyaki Salmon may jolt taste buds out of a funk; Rosemary Beef with Shallot Cream provides valuable protein and nutrients for the underweight, while a lush, creamy roasted cauliflower soup soothes a sore mouth. Each recipe is written clearly, with nutritional information as well as suggestions for substitutions and leftovers (extra mashed potatoes from Mashed Potato-Chicken Patties? Use them in a Shepherd's Pie). Besser closes with thoughtful ideas for a portable survival kit, including drinks, crave-busting snacks and tips for dining out. Approved by the American Cancer Society, this collection serves as a welcome reference and comfort for those living with illness.
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Gold Recipient, Mom's Choice Awards 2010, Adult Books: Cooking, Food & Wine

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: American Cancer Society; 1 edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604430052
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604430059
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a speech pathologist in an acute rehabilitation hospital and I would greatly recommend this cookbook. I work with patients who have a variety of medical issues, but recently we've seen an increase the number of patients with brain tumors, or with a history of cancer. Because I work with the patient's swallowing safety I often discuss their nutrition and eating habits. I had one patient in particular whose sense of smell and taste had been altered due to their chemo treatment a year prior and he had been losing weight steadily since then. I got in contact with a dietitian with the American Cancer Society who referred me to this book. I bought it immediately because I knew it answered many questions that I had been asked by patients in the past and it also gave such great suggestions for different side effects including decreased taste sensation. I showed this recipe book to that patient and his wife and made a copy of one of the recipes (The Blueberry-Peach Crisp) for them to try. The wife made it and brought it in for the patient the next day. His wife altered it as the book suggested with increased cinnamon and he was able to taste it and enjoyed it. The patient's wife ordered this book that night.

On a more personal note, my father went through chemo and radiation and I have seen first hand how difficult it is for the patient and the caregiver to manage eating and maintaining nutrition while undergoing such a harsh treatment which takes away any natural want/yearn for food. I searched many resources at that time to attempt to help him, but nothing I found was organized in such a useful fashion as this cookbook.
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A friend gave me this book when I was receiving cancer treatment and I have continued to cook my favorite recipes now that I have returned to good health. They are tasty and easy to prepare. Some reviewers are very wrongheaded in their approach to this book. When you are getting chemo, eating can become a real issue. Having some milk products or sugar is not going to hurt you but losing too much weight might. If you are worried about those products, avoid those recipes. Eat sensibly, get a good bit of rest and don't take the food police too seriously. Also, enjoy your life the best you can.
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This book was a godsend. Nothing tasted right. This book helped find "tasty" alternatives and provided an understanding of how to cope.
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My wife has been on various forms of Chemo for lung cancer for 3 years, which she suffers from although she never smoked. Over the past 6 months she had started loosing weight because she did not have an appetite. She was approaching 120 pounds when I read an article in USA today about this book. I immediately ordered it and started preparing the recipes that were designated for weight loss.
It took about 7 days of these meals to curb the weight loss and after another 10 days she has regained 2 pounds putting her back at 120 pounds.
She loves the recipes and eats small meal portions 4-5 times a day as the book suggests.
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I have no idea what the printed book looks like, but the kindle version is not great.
They do have hyperlinks in the table of contents (ToC) but that is about it.

The premise of this book is that it is organized by the side effect you are trying to counteract. Each recipe applies to more than one side effect. Each side effect is designated by a color circle. In theory, each recipe has color dots to quickly show which side effects it applies to--except that the dots aren't there--at least they are not on the actual recipe pages. They are only on a chart in the front of the book AND the darn chart doesn't have hyperlinks so once you find something of interest on the chart, you can't even click on any link! You have to write it down and then go find it in the ToC. I would consider this an extremely significant flaw.

I actually have to go through and manually bookmark each recipe as they only bookmarked the ToC. Manual Bookmarking straight off is important as this appears to be the only way to jump from the reference chart in the front straight to a recipe without going back to the ToC and searching for the hyperlink in the table of contents.

Oh yes, one more thing... There's no bookmark for the index and the index isn't hyperlinked either!

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05-08-13
I thought I'd add a little follow-up now that I am 1 month out of radiation 3 months past my last chemo dose. The above review was written before my first chemo session as I was prepping to fight the good fight.

I actually did go through my copy of the e-book and manually bookmark everything.
For this book and others like it, you see the excited "this is great" reviews and the big thumbs down "too much sugar" reviews.
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What to Eat During Cancer Treatment offers a comfort-food cookbook for people undergoing cancer treatment, offering recipes organized not by type but by side effect. From dishes for nausea and diarrhea to those for sore mouth and difficulty swallowing or taste alterations, this packs in dishes high in nutrition and appeal alike. Any undergoing cancer treatment needs this.
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