7 Nutrition Tips for Women With Advanced Breast Cancer
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Nourish Your Body, Improve Your Health

If you’re living with advanced breast cancer, you may feel like you’re on a constant roller coaster of change. As you’ve adapted to your treatments and the changing needs and wants of your body, you’ve likely seen many aspects of your lifestyle shift, including your diet. While some days you may have a normal appetite, on others you may find it harder to eat or have any desire for food at all. But good eating habits are important to nourish your body and keep you strong during treatment. For many women, it helps them lead a fuller, more active — and, in some cases, a longer — life. The following tips can help you meet your nutritional needs, and may bring a little joy back to eating.

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