Fluids

  • Drink 6-8  eight ounce glasses of non-caffeinated liquid a day (i.e., water, juice, Jell-O, Sprite, 7-Up, popsicles, milk, soup or ice cream). This helps “flush” the chemo through your kidneys and keeps your body well hydrated.
  • Unless contraindicated by your doctor for other health reasons, increasing your fluid intake while on chemotherapy is beneficial.
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks on the day of chemotherapy. Alcohol dehydrates your body of the fluids needed to help flush out the chemotherapy.
  • Your weight will be checked each visit. Do not begin any weight loss diet without consulting your doctor. A well-balanced high-protein, high-carbohydrate diet is very important to help normal cells repair themselves.