Nutrition Services at Perlmutter Cancer Center
Sometimes, cancer treatments can cause side effects that affect appetite and weight, and interfere with the ability to eat properly or absorb nutrients from food.
At Perlmutter Cancer Center, our oncology registered dietitians work with you to ensure that your nutrition needs are met during treatment for cancer. They provide you and your caregivers with individualized, patient-focused dietary guidance to alleviate nutrition-related side effects, ensure a balanced diet, and help you make nutrition choices.
Individualized Nutrition Counseling
When you’re being treated for cancer, it’s important to maintain good nutrition to prevent the need for changes to or interruptions in treatments, help preserve muscle and strength, and promote healing and immune system function.
Our oncology registered dietitians work with you to personalize your diet based on your treatments and overall health. Taking charge to nourish your body can help you regain a sense of control and empowerment before, during, and after treatment.
If your condition requires an alternate route of nutrition, our oncology registered dietitians are extensively trained to administer and monitor specialized nutrition support.
Our registered oncology dietitians provide nutrition education to teach patients and caregivers effective ways to improve nutrition and alleviate the effects of treatments.
We offer a variety of materials designed to appeal to your preferred method of learning, including tips and guidelines, printed materials, workshops, demonstrations, and individual counseling. We supply credible and evidence-based resources to help you navigate the vast amounts of information—and misinformation—that are out there.
The importance of nutrition doesn’t end when treatment does. Good nutrition can help you manage long-term effects of treatment and reduce the risk of recurrence and other chronic health conditions.
Our oncology registered dietitians help you meet your wellness goals to improve your long-term health. We also host regular lectures and workshops on nutrition and wellness-related topics.