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EJMI. 2022; 6(3): 284-291 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2022.23512

The Changing Dietary Habit of Turkish Cancer Survivors During Follow-Up Period

Levent Emirzeoglu1, Bala Basak Oven2
1Department of Medical Oncology, University of Health Sciences, Sultan II. Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye, 2Department of Medical Oncology, Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye

Objectives: Cancer survivors are more related with healthy life-style including healthy diet after diagnosis. We evaluate inhere the dietary habit of Turkish breast or colon cancer patients after diagnosis in addition the changing dietary habit during follow-up period. Methods: Totally 228 breast or colorectal cancer patients were included. Dietary patterns were evaluated with food consumption frequency questionnaire. Any difference and related socioeconomical factors of patients with dietary changings were evealuated by logistic regression analysis. Results: Over two third of survivors had breast cancer with the median age of 57. The mean follow-up period of the patients was found to be 4.19±3.55 years. Most of patients (71.7%) reported the changing in food intake after the diagnosis. The most common changings were an increase of consuming fruit and vegetables, lower intake of red and processed meat, and sugar. Physical activities (p=0.003), presence of chronical illness (p=0.003) and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy (p=0.001) were correlated with changing dietary habit. Conclusion: The appropiate diet is important for management of cancer survivors. Our study shows the importance of adaptation of healthy dietary habits of cancer survivors that reflects Turkish population. Keywords: Cancer survivors, dietary modification, Turkish population

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Emirzeoglu L, Oven B. The Changing Dietary Habit of Turkish Cancer Survivors During Follow-Up Period. EJMI. 2022; 6(3): 284-291

Corresponding Author: Levent Emirzeoglu

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