About our services
Good nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment, as well as survivorship and prevention. A healthful diet can help rebuild your body’s cells and energy level, especially if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
The registered dietitians (RDs) at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital are nutritionists with special training in oncology and integrative nutrition. Their work is based on scientifically sound nutrition therapies. Working with other members of your health care team, your nutritionist will help you design a practical eating plan to meet your individual needs, with special attention to your beliefs and cultural values.
Scheduling an appointment
You can set up an individual nutrition appointment with any of the practice coordinators or by calling the administrative specialist at 781- 624-4690.
Reasons for referral
- Loss of appetite
- Taste changes
- Bowel irregularities
- Weight changes
- Tube feedings
- IV feedings
- Questions about vitamins, antioxidants, herbs, and dietary supplements
- Increasing physical activity
How we can help you
- Tailor an eating plan to your needs
- Manage changes in appetite and weight
- Manage side-effects of cancer treatment
- Advise you about foods, vitamins, herbs, and supplements
- Develop a personalized wellness plan for you as a cancer survivor
Fighting Cancer with Your Fork: Separating Fact from Fiction
This free seminar is offered for patients, their families, and the South Shore community. Learn about the role of nutrition and a healthful lifestyle in cancer prevention and survivorship. Topics include phytonutrients, whole grains, soy, healthful fats, and vitamins, in addition to a question and answer period. Healthful, light refreshments are served. Pre-registration is required. For seminar dates and to register, call 781-624-4793.
Nutrition and Foot Services can help with tips and detailed information, including:
- Managing side effects
- Optimal diet plans
- Research updates
- Integrative nutrition
- Online resources and book lists
- Nutrition seminars
- Ask the nutritionist
Visit us at Nutrition Services.
Nutrition consultations are a billable service. For insurance coverage questions, contact your insurance company.