NCPD Article

Shifting Gears: Transitioning Healthy Lifestyle Education Into Early Post-Treatment Survivorship

Kristen L. Fessele

Blanca Vasquez-Clarfield

cancer, nurses, diet, exercise, physical activity, survivorship
CJON 2024, 28(3), 318-322. DOI: 10.1188/24.CJON.318-322

During cancer treatment, oncology nurses emphasize patient and family education about coping strategies to manage adverse events such as gastrointestinal effects and fatigue. However, information about how to return to healthy eating and physical activity behaviors may not be systematically implemented early in the post-treatment survivorship period. This article reviews and compares clinical practice guideline recommendations for nutrition and physical activity during and after cancer treatment.

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