Cancer Treatment Centers of America
(800) 615-3055

Have questions? Call (800) 615-3055 to speak to a cancer information specialist.

Nutrition therapy for uterine cancer

nutrition therapy

Nutrition therapy for uterine cancer

Each of the therapies you may receive during your treatment for uterine cancer may cause various side effects.

Radioactive iodine treatment may change the way foods taste, while chemotherapy may cause your stomach to be upset, or reduce your appetite. Fatigue is a common side effect of many treatments, or of the cancer itself. These side effects may inhibit your ability to stay nourished and interfere with your treatment.

Our registered dietitians are available to work with you and the other members of your care team, including your gastroenterologist and naturopathic clinician, throughout your treatment. Together, they may recommend supplements and other therapies to support healthy digestion and nutrition, and help you manage side effects.

What is nutrition therapy?

Many cancer patients experience gastrointestinal symptoms. The nutrition therapy team works with our patients to help restore digestive health, prevent malnutrition and provide dietary recommendations during treatment. Our goal is to help you stay strong and nourished, so you can continue with your cancer treatment.

Every patient has the option of meeting with a registered dietitian. During this visit, one of our dietitians will give you a comprehensive nutritional assessment to identify daily goals for calories and protein. The dietitian will look at your health history, disease type and treatment plan to recommend nourishing foods during your cancer care.

The dietitian will monitor your nutrition status from the beginning to the end of your cancer treatment, making modifications as needed to help address side effects and prevent treatment interruptions before they arise.

Our dietitians communicate regularly with the oncologists and the other members of the patient's cancer team. Working together in a team environment, all under one roof, allows for an integrated approach to treating cancer. Your dietitian may alert other members of your care team, such as your medical oncologist, to specific nutrition challenges you may be experiencing. Everyone works together to identify solutions designed to meet your individual needs.

We also provide information and classes about healthy eating habits to your caregivers and family members, so you can continue a healthy lifestyle at home.

Nutrition therapy