Eating the right kind of foods before, during and after treatment is an important part of your care. And it’s essential to get the nutrients you need to maintain body weight and strength as well as fight infection. Because of your particular diagnosis, your overall health, and the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on the way your body absorbs nutrients, your dietary needs during treatment can be very different from the usual healthy eating guidelines. As a result, nutritional therapy is a highly individualized approach to overall care and another part of our commitment to take cancer personally.
Nutrition counseling is available to our patients at any time throughout their journey. Advice on preparing for treatment, managing nutrition-related side effects during treatment and optimal nutrition for the future is all part of your care. And this service is offered to you at no charge because we recognize nutrition is a vital part of healing. Simply let any staff member know when you have nutrition questions or concerns and they will help you get in touch with the Peninsula Cancer Institute Registered Dietitian.
Mondays - Gloucester: 804-693-9037
Tuesdays and Fridays - Newport News: 757-534-5555 x 239
Wednesdays and Thursdays - Williamsburg: 757-345-5724 x 53966
Here is some other information on nutrition that might be helpful: