When you have cancer, your body needs proper nutrients and calories to recover from treatment. Yet, eating well can be difficult when you feel nauseous or don’t have the energy to cook. That’s where an oncology dietitian comes in.
An oncology dietitian (also called an oncology nutritionist) is a key member of your cancer care team. Typically, your oncologist will refer you to an oncology dietitian.
With their extensive background in nutrition, oncology dietitians help you create a meal plan that promotes healing and minimizes side effects while undergoing cancer treatment.
With the help of Melinda Pundt, RDN, LDN, senior dietician nutritionist at the Levine Cancer Institute, we provide more insight into what an oncology dietitian does and how they can support you on your journey to recovery.