It is a well known fact that balanced nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining health. With all of the differing opinions in the news today, getting the facts from a trained professional is important. A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a medical professional who has undergone specific professional requirements for licensure, passes the national credentialing exam, and maintains ongoing continuing education. We encourage you to talk to an RD at Roger Williams Medical Center when receiving your care. Our nutrition experts can provide individualized counseling to fit your unique needs and guide you towards making beneficial lifestyle changes.
Nutrition Services at The Adele R. Decof Cancer Center
Common side effects of cancer treatment are a loss of appetite, feeling full quickly, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and taste or smell changes; all of which may result in unintentional weight loss. Optimal nutrition is therefore a key component of cancer treatment and survivorship. Good nutrition during treatment can:
- help lessen side effects
- support your immune system
- help maintain lean body mass
- help maintain energy
Upon completion of treatment, many people have questions about their diet and weight. A Registered Dietitian can:
- determine a healthy weight for you
- set realistic goals to achieve your healthy weight and maximize energy
- provide recommendations for optimizing your diet
- answer questions about vitamins and supplements
The Cancer Center at Roger Williams staffs a Registered Dietitian (RD) that is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. The multi-disciplinary approach at the Cancer Center allows patients to meet with the RD at the same time as other appointments.
Ask your doctor or nurse about scheduling a nutrition consultation during your next visit or contact the Dietitian directly for a appointment at 401-456-6513.