Clinical Nutrition for Cancer Patients

Nutrition plays a role in both the prevention and treatment of cancer. We will discuss diet and nutrients in general as these apply to your individual case. Adequate protein, calories and high-nutrient foods are essential if you are undergoing treatment for cancer. As a part of your plan we will recommend dietary options specific to you, including immune boosting foods designed to reduce side effects of cancer treatment. Optimal nutrition can provide you will several benefits including:

*Supporting the immune system
*Preserving lean body mass (muscle)
*Decreasing your risk of infection and increase energy
*Decresing side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
*Speeding healing after treatment
*Improving overall quality of life