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8Food Therapy and Health Care  2019, Vol. 1 Issue (4): 123-129    DOI: 10.12032/FTHC201911003
    
The problems of nutritional support for head and neck malignant tumor patients undergoing radiotherapy
Ying-Na Bao1*
1Department of Radiotherapy, The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot 010050, China.


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Abstract  Nutritional support is a vital approach to improve symptoms of head and neck cancer, which are caused by radiotherapy. Although nutritional support has rapid progress, it could appear a variety of problems in nutritional treatment for head and neck cancer patients during radiotherapy. It is introduced that how to implement nutritional support for head and neck cancer patients during radiotherapy. It is more important to analyze the problems in nutrition assessment and nutrition support and intervention. It could be designed more convenient nutrition assessment system and try to find out more sufficient and effective nutrition markers. It also needs to enhance the nutrition education for patients and their family. In addition to, it could be more work to do in oral, nasal feeding and gastrostomy nutrition supplementation and parenteral nutrition support and intervention. Thus, it is a long way to make nutritional support be better in head and neck cancer patients during radiotherapy.

Key wordsProblems of nutritional support      Head and neck cancer      Radiotherapy     
Received: 03 August 2019      Published: 13 October 2019
Corresponding Authors: Ying-Na Bao, Department of Radiotherapy, The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot 010050, China.    
E-mail: baoyingnaq@126.com
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Ying-Na Bao. The problems of nutritional support for head and neck malignant tumor patients undergoing radiotherapy. 8Food Therapy and Health Care, 2019, 1(4): 123-129.

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https://www.tmrjournals.com/fthc/EN/10.12032/FTHC201911003     OR     https://www.tmrjournals.com/fthc/EN/Y2019/V1/I4/123

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