CF Nutrition products help nourish, hydrate, and better prepare your patients for surgery. Our products may be beneficial to your patients diagnosed with cancer to help them recover faster after surgery and to stay hydrated during treatments.
CF(Preop)® Before a Cancer Procedure
If your patient is undergoing surgery related to their cancer treatment, CF(Preop)® can help them enhance their recovery after surgery. We recommend advising your patients to consume one CF(Preop)® at 8:00 PM the night before their surgery and one CF(Preop)® on the morning of their surgery (up to two hours before surgery/procedure).
ERAS® protocols, specifically preoperative carbohydrate loading before surgery, have shown positive results in recent studies on cancer patients. Often, surgical resection is the only cure for certain types of cancer. During surgery, the body’s stress response increases, inhibiting immune function and increasing inflammatory markers (Wang et al.). In turn, recovery is delayed, and the risk for infection and postoperative complications increases. The goal of ERAS® protocols is to maintain organ function and decrease stress response following surgery. By reducing the stress response, the body will return to normal physiology sooner, which is crucial in cancer patients. Therefore, consuming CF(Preop)® before surgery will allow them to recover from their surgery sooner and decrease the risk for postoperative complications.
CF Nutrition Products During Chemotherapy
If your patient is undergoing chemotherapy, consuming CF(Rehydrate)® throughout their chemotherapy duration can help them replenish their body with medical-grade nutrition and hydration needed to prevent dehydration.
If they are receiving chemotherapy, replenishing their body afterward is crucial. Dehydration is a common side effect of cancer treatments. Additionally, vomiting and diarrhea are also common side effects of chemotherapy which again lead to dehydration. We recommend advising patients to consume CF(Rehydrate)® or CF(Rehydrate)® IMMUNITY+ after their session, along with the days following. In doing so, they will replenish their body with the vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and fluid they need to feel better as soon as possible. Consuming CF(Rehydrate)® or CF(Rehydrate)® IMMUNITY+ throughout their chemotherapy duration can help your patient to combat chemotherapy’s adverse side effects and prevent dehydration.
Unfortunately, if your patient is receiving chemotherapy, CF(Protein)® may not be recommended. It is important to note CF(Protein)® contains turmeric. Turmeric has blood-thinning properties and may interact with certain chemotherapy medications. When it comes to turmeric, the dosage does make a difference. There is 0.3g of turmeric in one bottle of CF(Protein)®. Curcumin may act as an estrogen hormone. So, it may make hormone-sensitive conditions worse. Although this is not proven, if your patient has any hormone-sensitive need, avoid turmeric or use it with caution and only with MD approval. Hormone-sensitive conditions include breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids.
Now that you know what CF Nutrition products may be right for your patient undergoing a procedure or cancer treatment, head to our website to learn more and receive samples for your patients to try.