Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix offers nutritionists who are experts in cancer care because we recognize that being well nourished is an important part of recovery.
Being well-nourished means you can tolerate treatment better, causing fewer breaks in your treatment schedule. It also can help you recover faster and maintain a higher quality of life during and after your treatment.
Our board-certified dietitians are members of your overall care team who work with patient, families and caregivers to develop a plan tailored to your needs.
We can help hospitalized patients with:
Assessing your nutritional needs
Determining your nutritional goals
Developing practical strategies to help meet nutritional needs
Minimizing and coping with treatment side effects such as weight loss, dehydration, difficulty in swallowing and dry mouth.
Educating patients and caregivers about food safety at home
Providing follow-up care (as needed) through your treatment