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Nutritional Counseling at the Providence Cancer Center

At the Providence Cancer Center, we believe in giving you every tool we can to help you fight your disease. One of these tools is nutritional counseling. Cancer and its therapies can affect your ability to eat. But good nutrition can play an important role in your treatment and recovery. To help make sure you get the sustenance and nutrients you need, we have registered dietitians who are certified in cancer nutrition. They work with you and your family and caregivers to develop a personalized nutrition plan that will be most beneficial for you.

We consider the type of cancer you have, the treatment you’re undergoing and any side effects that you might be experiencing. We balance that with your personal preferences, cultural traditions and other needs and show you how the right foods can help you achieve your treatment goals and improve your quality of life.

3338.8 miles away
907-212-8526
907-212-6895 (Fax)
907-212-6895

Nutritional Counseling at the Providence Cancer Center

At the Providence Cancer Center, we believe in giving you every tool we can to help you fight your disease. One of these tools is nutritional counseling. Cancer and its therapies can affect your ability to eat. But good nutrition can play an important role in your treatment and recovery. To help make sure you get the sustenance and nutrients you need, we have registered dietitians who are certified in cancer nutrition. They work with you and your family and caregivers to develop a personalized nutrition plan that will be most beneficial for you.

We consider the type of cancer you have, the treatment you’re undergoing and any side effects that you might be experiencing. We balance that with your personal preferences, cultural traditions and other needs and show you how the right foods can help you achieve your treatment goals and improve your quality of life.

3338.8 miles away

Taking an active role in food and meal choices is one way to take an active role in your care when you feel like much of what’s happening in your life is beyond your control. The right nutrition may help you:

  • Better tolerate treatment
  • Boost your energy
  • Feel better
  • Maintain your strength
  • Reduce your risk of infection
  • Speed up your healing and recovery
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Strengthen your immune system

We offer monthly nutrition classes for cancer patients and their families. These classes include food samples and recipe preparation. There’s also plenty of interaction to help you learn about the best ways to stay nourished and use food choices to help you fight your disease.

Call 907-212-6870 for details and to sign up.

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are the same. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to your cancer care and we always put our patients first. Our expert clinicians work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that fits your personal needs, because we know this results in the best outcomes. And, of course, you receive the cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care Providence is known for.

As our patient, you and your loved ones are supported by an entire care team throughout your treatment journey. Our board-certified medical oncologists use the most advanced techniques in your diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with an extensive team that includes nurse navigators, specialists and other caregivers who provide a range of support services – from prevention and education to nutrition, integrative medicine and counseling.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we never turn a patient away. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

When you become a patient at Providence, you become part of a collaborative cancer-care network that often exceeds national measures for patient outcomes. This network includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of this network, combined with the expertise of your local team, means you’re getting the best, most compassionate care. And if you need to meet with a specialist outside your area, we’ve got telehealth technology to help. Our network is one of the reasons 50,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence each year.

Providence cancer research provides options, and hope, for patients seeking advanced therapies. We’re proud of our history of groundbreaking firsts and pioneering clinical trials: Providence led the international trial of the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with melanoma. We conducted the first successful gene-engineered T-cell therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. And we have over 90 years of radiation research. As a Providence patient, you have the opportunity to participate in – or benefit from – one of over 1,300 new clinical trials that begin each year.