Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

Nutrition plays a key role when going through cancer treatment. Proper nutrition can help you tolerate treatment better, heal faster, and overall feel better.  It is important to eat a well-balanced diet and address nutrition symptoms early to help prevent delays in your treatment plan and could have a long-term impact on your health.


The Hult Center for Healthy Living –Oncology Program has a registered dietitian who can help you manage problems such as:

  • poor appetite
  • taste changes
  • dry mouth
  • thick saliva
  • mouth sores
  • difficult swallowing
  • nausea/vomiting
  • constipation/diarrhea
  • food safety
  • weight loss/weight gain
  • preparing for surgery
  • tube feeding


For general information on managing nutrition related side effects, visit our Managing Common Nutrition-Related side effects of Cancer Treatment page. Remember that a Registered Dietitian can help you create a nutrition plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Our dietitians can also provide you with samples of nutrition supplements, recipes and other resources.


If you are interested in nutritional counseling, please contact:

Grace Hensold, RD, LDN at (309) 243-3464 or email ghensold@hulthealthy.orgNutrition & Cancer Flyer-Katrina number

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