Nutrition priorities may change throughout cancer treatment and recovery, and figuring out the best foods and beverages to consume can be difficult. At Inova Schar Cancer Institute, we understand how nutrition contributes to your overall wellness and survival success.

Using evidenced-based research, our registered dietitians can help you modify your diet to support you before, during and after cancer treatment.

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Common areas of nutrition recommendations during cancer treatment and recovery include:

  • Managing treatment-related side effects
  • Weight management
  • Vitamins, minerals, and nutrition supplements
  • Nutrition support (tube feedings, IV nutrition)
  • Survivorship recommendations to help reduce risk of cancer recurrence

Our experts can also help with the following concerns:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Irregular bowel movements
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Taste changes

What Can I Expect from a Nutrition Appointment?

Our expert team is educated and trained to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, which includes a comprehensive assessment of your current nutrition status, followed by individual nutrition recommendations. To support your overall health and well-being we also factor any medical conditions, treatments, medications, and laboratory results into your nutrition plan.

Video Resources

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Nutrition Minute – Sugar and Cancer
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Nutrition Minute – Supplements
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Nutrition Minute – Healthy Weight

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Food for Thought: Nutrition Recommendations for Cancer Prevention