Nutritional guidance during cancer treatment is crucial, since patients often experience various issues with eating as a side effect of cancer treatment. Such side effects include: trouble swallowing, sore mouth, dry mouth, thick saliva, altered taste and smell, nausea and vomiting, decreased appetite and constipation. Nutritional interventions specific to these side effects have been shown to contribute to shorter hospital stays, decreased healthcare costs, faster healing, increased tolerance to treatment and higher treatment dosages, as well as decreased complications during cancer treatment.
Our Registered Dietitian provides nutritional education that empower patients to achieve optimal health and nutrition during cancer recovery. Patients are given the tools necessary to implement healthy eating and combat treatment-related side effects. A plant-based, whole foods approach to nutrition is emphasized.
Healthy foods play an important role in the care process for those undergoing cancer treatment, cancer survivors, and caretakers when trying to prevent and treat this disease. Consuming nutrient-dense, whole foods is the goal of our nutrition programs with less emphasis on processed, convenience foods that are full of fat, salt, sugar, additives and preservatives. Our program emphasis is on a plant-based diet with lean protein, colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy or dairy alternatives, healthy fats, and optimal hydration so you can feel your best while nourishing your body.