A registered oncology dietitian assists cancer patients with their nutrition needs – at no cost. She will develop individualized nutrition plans to reduce treatment side effects, monitor nutritional needs during treatment, and ensure patients are eating as healthy as possible to help reduce their risk of cancer recurrence. She also conducts cooking classes and a free, 16-week weight management program.
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GHCI offers free nutrition services with an oncology dietitian
Trying to maintain a well-balanced diet is extremely important during and after your cancer treatment, however, because your body undergoes a variety of changes during this time, eating the right foods sometimes can be a challenge. That is why a registered oncology dietitian is an integral part of your cancer team at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI).
Eating adequate nutrients with emphasis on protein, calories and fluid during and after your cancer treatments can help decrease your side effects, maintain a healthy body weight, keep your immune system strong and reduce your risk of cancer recurrence.
Nutrition services at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute are available upon referral or patient request. They include:
- Individualized nutrition counseling and management
- Monitoring of nutrition-related symptoms and concerns throughout treatment
- Nutrition recommendations and support
- General education on nutrition and cancer for patients and families
- Cooking demonstrations
In addition to these free-of-charge services, GHCI also offers free cooking classes and a free 16-week weight loss support group. To learn more about nutrition services at GHCI, call 810.762.8226.