A registered dietitian is a professionally-trained nutrition expert providing personally-tailored recommendations.We help manage the unique nutritional aspects of cancer before, during, and after treatment, such as:
- Decreased appetite
- Managing unintentional weight loss
- Taste changes
- Mouth sores
- Chewing/swallowing difficulty
- Starting/monitoring tube feeds
During an appointment, the dietitian will conduct a nutrition assessment and/or physical assessment to determine nutrition needs and presence of malnutrition. A registered dietitian will also provide recommendations to assist in maintaining nutritional status during treatment. Dietitians are a reliable resource for providing evidence-based guidelines regardingnutrition counseling, diet education, tube feedings, and nutritional supplements.