As part of the whole-patient care philosophy at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Chicago, the nutrition therapy team is committed to providing customized nutrition therapy as part of your cancer treatment plan. Our main goal is to help you maintain your strength and vitality while undergoing treatment.
At our Chicago hospital, registered dietitians (nutritionists) work on an integrative care team that reviews your medical history and evaluate your individual needs to help design a personalized nutrition plan. Our dietitians know that maintaining a healthy nutritional balance during cancer treatment is essential, but finding the right foods to eat may not always be easy. The registered dietitians at our hospital in Chicago are there to support you throughout your journey with recommendations on how to maintain healthy nutrient levels and maintain your appetite.
In addition to helping you get proper nutrition to help fight infection, manage treatment-related symptoms and maintain your strength, the nutrition therapists at our Zion, Illinois, hospital are part of an integrated care team that may include other clinicians offering evidence-informed supportive therapies, such as naturopathic medicine or pain management. Our dietitians work in concert with the medical oncologists and the other members of each patient’s care team, communicating regularly on the patient’s overall treatment plan and making adjustments when needed. The team approach at CTCA is designed to put patients at the center of their care, treating the disease while also supporting patients’ strength, stamina and overall well-being.