Nutrition and Cancer Treatment
Many patients with cancer including Neuroendocrine tumors have nutritional problems requiring specific dietary plans. The medical team will provide information and set nutritional goals on an individual basis to address these concerns. Here at Ochsner Kenner's Neuroendocrine Program, achieving a good nutritional regiment is an important component of your treatment. We look forward to working with you. If you know you have a problem or concern regarding your nutritional status or habits please discuss with the nurse at the time of the appointment so they can set up time for you to meet with the Registered Dietitian during your appointment. You may contact us at 504-464-8500 or 1-866-91-ZEBRA. You may also email Leigh Anne Burns with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.
- Nutritional Care for Patients
- Nutrition Screening
- Dumping Syndrome Diet
- Low Fat Diet
- High Protein Diet
- Vitamin D Food Sources
Obtaining optimal nutrition during treatment has become a strong component of current cancer treatments. A good nutritional status of a patient can mean the difference in the patient's outcomes in several areas of treatment including radiation and chemotherapy. A goal of our team is to provide support as a resource in the areas of treatment, as well as prevention and research related to nutrition. One problem with information related to nutrition is accessing usable information that is based on scientific findings. The resources provided on this website list are considered beneficial to both people affected by cancer and those involve in the care of health care cancer patients. Below is a list of organizations and resources providing information related to nutrition and activity for people involved in the care of cancer patients:
Cancer Nutrition Info, LLC - This site is dedicated to ONE goal: Providing up-to-date, comprehensive, and scientifically sound information about nutrition and cancer. This is our passion! We want to give individuals living with cancer and cancer survivors, as well as their family, friends, and health care providers, unbiased information on nutrition and cancer. This information can be used to make the best choices for promoting healing from cancer.
The National Cancer Institute - US National Institute of Health is a leading resource in all areas of cancer providing one of the most complete sources and topics relating not only to patient care but also prevention, research and activities related to cancer. Information is also available by calling 1-800-4-CANCER. ( 1-800-422-6237 ) The representative in Louisiana is Dana Feist.
The NCI is also the provider of this site providing direct access to Eating Hints for Cancer Patients.
The American Cancer Society is a vital partner and resource in the area of cancer. They provide not only information and funding for research, they also reach into the communities through out Louisiana providing services which help to bridge many of the disparities related to the care of the people affected by cancer. If you scroll down to more resources you can click on food and Fitness. This page will provide nutrition and activity related to prevention of cancer and tools to help achieve a healthy diet and lifestyle. Information is also available by calling 1 800-ACS-2345 or 1-866-228-4327 for TTY.
Sloan-Kettering professional resource for Herbs, botanicals, and other products.
The Wellness Community (TWC) is a international not for profit organization founded by Harold Benjamin Ph. D. using The Patient Active concept providing education, support, and hope for people affected by cancer. Clicking on cancer information; then clicking on side affect management accesses the nutrition information. You then will scroll down to maximizing your health and well-being and click on nutrition and hydration.
Healthcastle is a website with the purpose of being a one stop site for reliable nutrition information and was established by Gloria Tsang R.D when a friend was diagnosed with cancer. It is run by volunteer Registered Dietitians. Healthcastle focus is preventative health but also provides information and tips for nutrition during treatment. This is a very user friendly website and has a free nutrition forum.
The American Dietetic Association is the professional association for registered dietitians. Registered Dietitians participate in all areas of nutrition from prevention to treatment. They provide the health team with vital knowledge regarding nutrition and disease. This site provides access to scientific based information and programs for general population and health care professionals.
Cookbook - Eating Well through Cancer by Holly Clegg and Gerald Meletello, published: April 2001
For ordering information: (800) 548-2537 http://www.wimmerco.com
The problems associated with nutrition can be associated with many factors related to cancer patient's present nutritional status, previous surgeries and treatments. It is important to ask your physician for information regarding patients concerns related to nutrition or ask him to provide a consult to a Registered Dietitian familiar with the practice of caring for cancer patients.