Good nutrition helps patients cope with all aspects of cancer care. Patients who eat well are better able to recover from surgery and manage symptoms from chemotherapy and radiation. Poor nutritional status can alter the immune system and affect a patient’s ability to continue treatment.
Our dietitians administer a nutrition-screening tool to identify patients at high risk for compromised nutrition. Patients are referred through radiation oncology, chemo-infusion, and their physicians’ offices, and may request a nutrition consultation at any time.
We also provide comprehensive nutrition services through our Wellness Department. For more information about nutrition counseling, programs, and support groups, please contact 443-481-5368.
The American Cancer Society’s Dietitian on Call 1-888-227-6333 provides personalized nutrition counseling for cancer patients and answers nutrition-related questions. To request a free referral call 1-888-227-6333.