Nutrition Services

Some cancer patients may find it difficult to maintain optimal nutrition during and after treatment. This may interfere with treatment goals and affect overall quality of life. At the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center, registered dietitians (RD) who are board certified specialists in oncology nutrition provide services to patients and their caregivers as an integral part of cancer care. Our primary goal is to help patients get the nutrition they need to maintain their physical and emotional strength throughout their cancer journey.

The following are services provided at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center for all Cedars-Sinai cancer patients:

Consultations

  • Screen and assess for nutrition related health risk
  • Provide individualized therapeutic diet recommendations to minimize treatment side effects that may lead to weight loss, dehydration and overall decrease in energy
  • Offer strategies for patients and their caretakers to help maximize nutritional intake and quality of life
  • Provide education on healthful diet and lifestyle choices for cancer prevention
  • Provide information regarding herbs, botanicals and dietary supplements

Advocacy

  • Help communicate your nutritional needs to your doctor(s) and other medical service providers
  • Assist with the appropriate referrals to specialists when needed

Accessing Community Resources

  • Assist qualified patients in receiving nutrition related home health care
  • Assist qualified patients in applying for home meal delivery services

For more information

  • To schedule an appointment with a dietitian, please call us at
    (310) 423-1116

Helpful links:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics www.eatright.org
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
American Institute for Cancer Research www.aicr.org
Chemo Care www.chemocare.com
National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov