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Reduce Your Risk for Cancer: Tips from an Oncology Dietician

July 20, 20159 min
Maintaining good nutritional status during cancer treatment is essential to a positive outcome. Cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can cause side effects that may impact a patient's ability to eat.The right nutrition plan helps patients better cope with side effects by minimizing treatment breaks and enhancing their quality of life.Since each patient is different, the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute has dedicated a registered dietitian to work with each patient to meet their individual needs.Karen Schilling, M.S., R.D., is here to discuss the right nutrition plan for pre and post cancer treatments.

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