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.
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.