Colleen's Corner: Local and National Resources
- The National Cancer Institute
Maintaining a healthy diet is very important during and after any type of cancer treatment, but this may be difficult due to effects of cancer surgery or side effects from cancer treatments.
Henry Ford Cancer Institute has registered dietitians that specialize in cancer care who can help you with your nutrition issues during your cancer journey. Our dietitians will help you cope with side effects of cancer treatment such as:
You will get the most out of your meeting with a dietitian if you come prepared.
During your first meeting, the dietitian may conduct a nutrition assessment, which is a lot of questions about what you've been eating, and how you've been feeling. If you've lost weight, he or she may perform a physical assessment, which is examining your body for signs of malnutrition. The dietitian will also give you educational information and materials on your specific type of cancer, side effects you might expect during treatment and recommended diet.
Your dietitian will be available to you throughout your cancer journey. Don't hesitate to reach out with questions, or ask your care team for a referral.
Learn how adding seasonal produce to your diet can help you lower your cancer risk and promote wellness.
Visit our Livewell blog for healthy recipes and videos that will add some excitement to your diet.
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