Foods to avoid during mesothelioma treatment and recovery

On Behalf of | Jul 12, 2022 | mesothelioma

Following a healthy diet is important for overall good health and wellness. However, if you have been diagnosed with a condition like mesothelioma, eating and eliminating the right foods goes a long way to help you with treatment and recovery. 

While eating a diet full of nutritious, whole foods is important, it’s also beneficial to avoid foods that may be detrimental to your health. Some of the foods to avoid if you are diagnosed with mesothelioma can be found here. 

White sugar

Processed sugar includes brown sugar, white sugar and corn syrup. While it’s best to avoid these for good health, if you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s even more important to avoid them. Eating white sugar results in higher insulin levels and increases inflammation levels and may worsen your treatment outcome.


If you smoke and drink alcohol during and after mesothelioma treatment, it will reduce your disease-free survival time. It’s best to avoid these things altogether to improve your health. 

Fried foods

When you cook foods over high heat and deep fry them, it increases carcinogens. During and after mesothelioma treatment, you should focus on sauteing, boiling, baking and steaming your food. If you grill, be sure to use a lower heat level to avoid carcinogen formation.

Living a healthy life after mesothelioma treatment

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s possible to hold a party responsible for your disease and receive monetary compensation. It’s a good idea to explore the legal options you have to protect your rights. However, you also have to do your part when it comes to protecting your health and wellness. Part of this is eating and avoiding certain foods.