Nutrition and Cancer
Doctors agree that a well-balanced diet is important to fighting cancer. Eating right is a central part of your treatment plan. The energy and nutrients from the food you eat help your body strong during - and following - treatment.
Harrison’s Nutrition Services
Harrison’s registered dietitians are experienced in caring for people undergoing cancer treatment. Our dietitians use the science of nutrition and medicine to help you meet your nutritional goals. They are certified by the state of Washington, and many also have advanced degrees or certifications in nutritional support and diabetes.
Harrison dietitians provide evaluations, planning, and education to fit your unique needs—whether you use traditional cancer treatments or integrative therapies.
Dietitians at Harrison will help you:
- maintain weight
- feel better
- improve daily living
- boost your immune system
- improve your energy
- rebuild damaged cells
- manage side effects
- tolerate treatment
- fight infections
- get adequate nutrition despite physical restrictions such as the inability to swallow
Registered dieticians are available to oncology patients in both inpatient and outpatient clinic settings. Ask your oncologist about meeting with a registered dietician, or call 360-744-6910 for more information or to schedule an appointment.