Nutrition Therapy at Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Listen to Jessica Smith, a clinical oncology dietitian/nutritionist, talk about how the nutrition team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America works with cancer patients to build an individualized nutrition plan to help keep them strong throughout treatment.
Jessica Smith: At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the nutrition team begins working on your nutrition at the very beginning. Nutrition is an essential part of the treatment plan because that's where patients get their energy and fuel from. Nutrition can increase the immune system so
we really focus on helping patients with that.
It's very important to assess a patient's dietary needs so we can develop an individualized plan for them. Every patient is going to be different. So if we did a blanket nutrition program for every patient at Cancer Treatment Centers of America it would not be the appropriate thing for everyone. So we really want to individualize that for our patients.