Proper nutrition is a big part of beating cancer. At Logan Regional Hospital, we offer nutrition services to help our patients stay as healthy and comfortable as possible through treatment. The dietitians at Logan Regional Hospital participate in cancer support groups and offer one-on-one nutrition consulting. Our registered dietitians are always available for questions from patients.
A cancer patient’s nutrition needs are different before, during and after treatment. Before treatment it is important to make your body as healthy as possible. Getting to a healthy body weight and consuming plenty of calories and protein is the best way to do this. Many cancer patients face malnutrition during treatment so it is important to start treatment with good nutrition habits.
During treatment the patient may experience side effects making it difficult to eat and digest food properly. Some of that discomfort can be resolved by creating an individualized nutrition plan with our dietitians. Problems such as mouth sores, weight loss, weight gain, diarrhea or constipation can often be alleviated with the proper nutrition.
After cancer treatment an individual may notice a significant weight decrease or increase. Maintaining good nutrition habits will help the body get back to normal, and prevent cancer reoccurrence and the development of other chronic diseases. Proper nutrition and exercise rehabilitation will also help rebuild muscle and increase mobility.
Nutrition is a vital part of fighting and recovering from any illness.
If you have any questions about your nutrition before, during or after cancer treatment, call our Cancer Specialist Dietitians at (435) 716-5329.