Maintaining good nutrition habits during cancer treatment can be a challenge for many patients. At Memorial Hermann, registered and licensed dietitians work with patients to translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. They meet with cancer patients regularly to evaluate their nutrition status, provide counseling on eating strategies and recommend meal plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

Nutrition and Cancer

It can be difficult to eat with some types of cancer and cancer treatment. Speaking with a Registered Dietitian (RD) can help you learn eating strategies and cooking tips to help improve appetite and to make the most of each bite that you eat. All Memorial Hermann Cancer Center locations have a Registered Dietitian (RD) available to patients, please talk with your Doctor or Nurse on how to connect with your RD as part of your cancer treatment plan.

Dietitians consult with patients on:

  • Diabetes management
  • Diet management to address cancer treatment side effects
  • Nutritional research regarding cancer prevention and survivorship
  • Nutrition status prior to and following treatment and/or surgery
  • Set-up and management of tube feedings and IV parenteral support
  • Specific menu and food ideas for both patients and their families
  • Therapeutic diets

Learn more about how to address nutritional side effects during cancer treatment:

Other nutrition resources for cancer patients:

Why Choose Memorial Hermann for Treatment?

Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers are accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). This rare distinction is given to cancer programs that uphold the highest standard of care for patients. When you choose Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers for your cancer treatment, you can rest assured you will receive the best possible care delivered by a compassionate team of caregivers in a calm, healing environment.

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For more information about Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers, including how to get connected to our support services or an affiliated provider, please call (833) 770-7771 or fill out the form below to be connected to one of our Oncology Nurse Navigators.


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