Maintaining good nutrition is especially important if you have cancer, as both the illness and the associated treatment can affect your appetite. Additionally, cancer and cancer treatments can alter your body’s ability to tolerate and utilize important nutrients.
At the Cancer Care Institute, we have a team of Registered Dietitians that provide complimentary services to help patients maintain proper nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment. A registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert that has earned their degree from an accredited program in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Nutrition services include:
- Prevention and treatment of malnutrition
- Management of the side effects of cancer treatment
- Meal planning to promote adequate nutrient intake
- Tube feeding recommendations, management, and monitoring
- Aiding in nutrition recovery after treatment
Benefits of Nutrition Therapy
- Maintain proper weight
- Tolerate treatment with fewer disruptions
- Fewer hospitalizations
- Improve performance and stamina
- Improve quality of life
What to expect?
At the Cancer Care Institute, the registered dietitian will work with you to identify areas of improvement through nutrition interventions. The dietitian will complete a nutrition assessment which includes a review of your medical and nutrition history in order to develop an individualized nutrition care plan that suites the needs of you and your family.
Our registered dietitians see patients on an individual basis with follow up and monitoring as often as desired by the patient in order to meet his or her nutritional goals. The registered dietitians occasionally offer group classes on a variety of nutrition topics.
Setting Up An Appointment
To make an appointment with the Registered Dietitian at Cancer Care Institute, you can request a referral from your doctor or call 217-876-4700.
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