What Food Should Bladder Cancer Patients Avoid Eating?

Q:
What food should Bladder cancer patients avoid eating?

A:
As to the question, we mayanswer it in a general way. People receiving or having recently finished cancer treatment should avoid some foods entirely, even if they may have eaten them with no problems in the past. These include:

  • Cold hot dogs or deli lunch meat—Always cook or reheat until the meat is steaming hot.
  • Dry-cured, uncooked salami
  • Unpasteurized milk and milk products, including raw milk yogurt
  • Soft cheeses made from unpasteurized milk, such as blue-veined (a type of blue cheese), Brie, Camembert, feta, goat cheese, and queso fresco/blanco
  • Smoked fish
  • Deli-prepared salads with egg, ham, chicken, or seafood
  • Refrigerated pâté
  • Unwashed fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Unpasteurized fruit juice or cider
  • Raw sprouts like alfalfa sprouts
  • Raw or undercooked beef or other raw or undercooked meat and poultry
  • Raw or undercooked shellfish, like oysters
  • Some types of fish, both raw and cooked, as they may contain high levels of mercury
  • Undercooked eggs
  • Raw eggs or foods made with raw egg

Talk with your doctor or another member of your health care team about how long you should take food precautions and when you can return to eating certain foods again.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.