Do patients diagnosed with leukemia should consume more vegetables and fruits?

Question: Do patients diagnosed with leukemia should consume more vegetables and fruits?

 

Answer: Patients with all kinds of cancer should stay as healthy as they can. It is highly recommended to take sufficient 5 food groups per day. Fruits and vegetables are one of those essential diets, similar to carbohydrate and protein. The most important concern for patients diagnosed with leukemia is the high level of hygiene particularly food. Since patients are susceptible to get infected easily due to impaired immune function, food must be clean and freshly prepared. If signs of infection develops e.g. fever, diarrhea, sore throat and pain when urinating, immediate medical attention must be sought as soon as possible.

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