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If you have been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, then you will undergo genetic screenings and MRIs to periodically check for the growth of tumors. Your neurosurgeon may determine that you should undergo chemotherapy and radiation as noninvasive treatments to reduce the size of tumors when located in certain parts of the body. Undergoing such treatments can take a toll on the body, so follow these simple tips to stay healthy.
Eat A Healthy Diet
Always ask your doctor concerning nutrition so that you doctor can prescribe the right diet for your particular body weight and health. It's ideal that you maintain your weight during treatment, so you should eat a moderate amount of fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and low fat dairy products. Cut back on alcohol, sugar and salt.
Eat Even If You Don't Feel Like It
Chemotherapy and radiation treatment can affect your appetite severely. Make sure that you eat meals every day prescribed by your doctor. If you are still struggling, eat a high protein and high calorie diet so that you do not lose too much weight.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|