How could a nutritionist help?
The team is rounded out with a dietician/nutritionist to work with the patient and family. This professional will develop a healthy food plan to aid the body in fighting the cancer and to respond to any dietary issues that may arise from side effects of the treatment.
The patient’s primary care provider is also on board to monitor the effects of oncology- ordered treatments on the person’s overall health.
Above all, the focus is on including the patient and family in establishing and carrying out the treatment plan. Use this team well. They are literally there for you!