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Nutrition Counseling for Cancer Patients

Good nutrition is important for good health, especially for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after cancer treatment can help patients feel better and lessen the severity of treatment side effects.

Nutrition counseling helps patients with cancer get the nutrients they need to maintain their body weight and strength, and fight infection. Our dietitian guides patients in establishing a diet that focuses on optimal health and strength.

Patients that have experienced any of the following are encouraged to consult with a dietitian:

  • Weight changes
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea
  • Appetite changes
  • Taste or smell changes

Board Certified Dietitian

A board certified specialist in Oncology Nutrition is available to consult with both inpatient and outpatient oncology patients. This registered dietitian has additional experience and training specifically in Oncology and has passed the national certification examination.