The one important thing a cancer patient can do is to understand how nutrition plays a part in fighting cancer.Nutrition is as vital to life as the air we breathe. It also is our first line of defense in supporting the body when fighting cancer. If nutritious food is available and affordable, this is the perfect opportunity to change your diet to fight cancer and establish a healthier lifestyle. A typical cancer patient has a diet high in fat, low in vegetables and fiber and suffers from malnutrition. Common nutrient deficiencies are good proteins, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, Vitamin K and minerals. It makes sense that if the body is not getting the proper raw nutrients to grow, sustain energy and repair itself; it is going to break down like an old car!Find a good nutritionist and establish a good diet plan. It can be shocking considering what you might be use to eating. Switch out slowly and know you are doing such a wonderful thing for your health!