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Outpatient Nutrition

Saint Mary’s Outpatient Nutrition Services offers nutrition consultation that helps offset common side-effects of cancer and cancer treatment that can make eating well and staying healthy a challenge. Maintaining a well-balanced diet can also help with regaining strength and rebuilding tissues damaged by cancer; however, it can become difficult to eat well due to some of the side-effects (such as nausea or decreased appetite) or the emotional stress that can accompany a cancer diagnosis.

Benefits of nutrition consultation during cancer treatment

  • Help with maintaining proper nutrition
  • Assistance in minimizing weight loss and malnutrition
  • Tailored meal plans that take into account personal preferences
  • Eating guidelines that address side-effects that make it difficult to eat
  • Evidence-based plans that filter through myths and fallacies around cancer and nutrition
  • Nutrition assessment and plan for tube feeding when appropriate

Side-effects of cancer treatment that can be eased with nutrition consultation

  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore mouth and throat
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea

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