Cancer Nutrition Counseling
Proper Nutrition is Important Throughout Cancer Care
Your nutrition is affected throughout the disease process - from treatment to rehabilitation, survivorship, and prevention of recurrence. Symptoms and side effects of treatment such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation will also have a profound effect.
At Lee Health, we have a certified, licensed oncology dietitian available for nutrition screening and counseling to assist patients and their families or caregiver with individualized nutrition support.
Nutrition counseling offers strategies to manage cancer side effects and prevent treatment delays. Delays result from:
- Involuntary weight loss
- Elimination problems
- Digestive difficulties
- Swallowing and throat pain
- Changes in appetite
What are the benefits of working with an oncology dietitian?
Our oncology dietitian works with each individual patient to ensure optimal nutrition. This helps patients:
- Tolerate treatment
- Improve their ability to fight infection
- Maintain or improve energy and strength
- Prevent or improve malnutrition
- Preserve or improve quality of life
- Manage tube feeding
- Assess the need for nutritional supplements
Lee Health Regional Cancer Center
8931 Colonial Center Dr Fort Myers, FL 33905
Bonita Health Center
3501 Health Center Blvd Estero, FL 34135