Eating well during cancer treatment
Consuming the right kinds of foods—and enough of them—during cancer treatment is important in helping you feel your best. When you're dealing with common side effects of treatment, however, doing so can be challenging.
The nutrient needs of people with cancer vary from person to person. At Gundersen, a registered dietitian can work with you, your family and the rest of your cancer care team to manage your dietary needs, helping you to:
- Feel better
- Keep up your strength and energy
- Maintain your weight and your body's store of nutrients
- Better tolerate treatment-related side effects
- Lower your risk of infection
- Heal and recover faster
Eating well means eating a variety of foods to get the nutrients your body needs during treatment. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins and minerals.
To learn more or schedule an appointment with a dedicated dietitian in oncology, please talk with a member of your cancer care team or call (608) 775-3447.