Nutrition Therapy at Eastern
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Good nutrition is important for everyone. If you are fighting cancer and your immune system is already compromised, optimal nutrition is essential. Your body needs more "fuel" than normal to repair from the effects of cancer and its treatments. If you are unable to consume the fuel you need, your body will soon draw upon what it has stored, such as fat and protein. This can result in malnutrition.
According to the National Cancer Institute, about one-third of all cancer deaths are related to malnutrition.
The Nutrition & Metabolic Support Department at CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) is here to help fortify you against malnutrition. Just as your oncologists will provide aggressive treatment options to fight cancer, your dietitians will be equally aggressive in addressing your nutritional needs.