No matter what type of cancer you have–or whether you need surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or all three–our oncology dietitians can help you.
NUTRITION AND CANCER
Nutrition in cancer development and treatment plays a major role. Many people experience problems with eating from the treatment they are having or from the cancer itself. It is well known that people who are underweight or malnourished may not be able to get through treatment as well as a someone who is well-nourished.
Seeing an oncology dietitian at Specialised Nutrition Care can help you identify and treat nutrition problems early. Using their knowledge, experience and Medical Nutrition Therapy they will help you to:
Manage nutrition problems, including the loss of muscle
Control side effects of cancer treatment and problems that affect nutrition
Lower the risk of infection
Keep up strength and energy
Improve or maintain quality of life
Aid in your recovery and healing
Studies show that the eating practices of individuals diagnosed with cancer should be assessed throughout the continuum of care to reflect the changing goals of nutritional therapy. Good nutrition also continues to be important for patients who are in remission or whose cancer has been cured. For this reason we offer regular ongoing support throughout your journey that is based on your individual needs.
Working in the hospital setting our oncology dietitians have significant experience with complex cancer care. They understand the importance of early nutrition intervention and will do a comprehensive nutrition assessment. We listen to your needs and work with you on your journey to achieve your nutrition related goals.