Registered dietitians are available to help you meet your nutritional needs before, during and after treatment. Eating well is especially important for people with cancer to maintain overall body health, energy and strength. However it can be hard to eat well when you have cancer and are undergoing treatment.
A registered dietitian will:
- Provide a nutrition assessment and help you to set realistic nutrition goals.
- Help you manage symptoms or side effects related to cancer and treatment like unintentional weight loss or gain, loss of appetite, trouble swallowing, taste changes, sore or dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation.
- Help you with nutrition support if needed during your treatment, like tube feeding.
You can ask a member of your cancer care team to refer you to a registered dietitian.