For cancer patients, nutrition is extremely important. The nutritional counseling services at Cambridge Regional Cancer Center in Guernsey County include a full nutritional needs profile based on your individual diagnosis and cancer treatment plan.
Cancer and cancer treatments can affect both your appetite and your ability to tolerate and process certain foods and nutrients. As part of your cancer treatment at CRCC, your nutritional risks will be evaluated and a dietitian will be recommended if needed.
Good nutrition for cancer patients starts before treatment begins. If you have healthy eating habits and you’re getting good nutrition before surgery, chemo or radiation, your body will heal faster and respond better to the treatments.
Cancer treatments can also affect your sense of taste and smell, so your food preferences may change. Be sure to talk with your doctor about any such experiences and make changes to your diet accordingly.