The Multiple Myeloma Diet

oatmeal with fruit

“You have cancer” are three words that no one ever wants to hear, but if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you may be surprised to learn that nutrition plays an important role in treatment. Yep, eating the proper foods before, during and after treatment can help you feel better, maintain your strength, heal and recover faster, and better-tolerate some of the side effects that come along with treatment.

When you have multiple myeloma (MM), the side effects of treatment can include nausea, constipation, diarrhea, pain, and fatigue. All these symptoms can affect your appetite and cause you to lose weight. The good news is that there are several foods you can incorporate into your diet to improve your symptoms. Keep reading for a few pointers!

  • Foods high in fiber, such as apples, bananas, oranges, broccoli, brown rice, and almonds can help relieve constipation.