Patients and Visitors
An Oncology Dietitian provides support to in-patients and out-patients, that have been referred to us by their consultant or GP, during surgery, or other treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. These treatments can have an impact on the amount and type of foods people can eat. Some treatments can affect how food tastes, and certain foods may need to be avoided.
We work alongside the Oncology consultants, various surgical teams, clinical nurse specialists and other health professionals in the acute and community health settings. Our aim is to help patients maintain their weight and meet their nutritional requirements as far as they are able to do so, and reduce their risk of developing other complications. In certain cases, patients may need to follow more specific dietary restrictions, and the dietitian will advise on how to do this safely. We are able to provide written information and recipe ideas. We can also arrange for patients to receive suitable nutritional supplements when required.
The Oncology Dietitian Team comprises:
General Oncology Clinic
Allied Health Professional (AHP) Pre-treatment clinic
AHP Post-treatment clinic
Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon
Head and Neck Clinic
Any patients with nutritional problems resulting from their treatment and/or cancer symptoms. For example: