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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nutrition

nutritionCancer treatment can have a major impact on your nutritional needs. If you are a patient at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, an oncology dietitian can help you maintain good nutrition during your treatment. Our experienced dietitians can provide information and advice about:

  • how nutritional needs change through treatment and what's important nutritionally at every stage of treatment
  • specific nutritional needs for different types of treatment
  • coping with treatment-related side effects that may interfere with good nutrition, such as dry mouth, queasiness and poor appetite
  • the role of nutritional supplements in cancer treatment — what might help, and what to avoid

If you would like to have a consultation with a UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center oncology dietitian, please ask your nurse or doctor for a referral.