A healthy, nutritious diet is a key part of managing symptoms. Working with a nutrition professional can make eating healthy easier because they help you to create a diet that includes the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to stay strong.
A nutrition professional can help you:
• Manage common treatment symptoms
• Ensure your body’s basic nutrient and calorie goals are met
• Keep a healthy weight and avoid muscle loss
• Maintain your overall quality of life during and after treatment
Talk to a nutrition professional, preferably an RD (Registered Dietitian) who is also a CSO (Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition). Your care team may include one or be able to recommend one. If they cannot, consider contacting the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.