Nutrition for Cancer Patients
Good nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment, as well as survivorship and prevention. A healthful diet can help rebuild your body’s cells and energy level, especially if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
The nutrition experts at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital will help you follow a healthy eating plan during and after your cancer treatment. Our experts have special training in oncology and nutrition which helps them base their recommendations on scientifically sound nutrition research. Our goal is to help you feel your best while managing issues such as digestion problems, heart conditions, or weight gain.
A diet that is healthy for one person may not work for someone else. Our nutritionists work with other members of your health care team to assist you in planning an optimal eating plan to meet your individual needs at any stage of your cancer journey, help you to cope with any side effects you may experience, and answer any questions you have about the latest nutritional insights, or any questions about vitamins, herbs, or dietary supplements.