Nutrition

If you are undergoing treatment for cancer, good nutrition is an important part of your overall care. Good nutrition can:

  • Help you maintain your strength and energy
  • Lessen side effects of treatment
  • Promote a stronger immune system
  • Help you heal and recover more quickly

The Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center offers nutrition counseling for all of our patients. Our dietitian is a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. She consults with patients in the Cancer Center by appointment, over the telephone or by email.

  • Nutrition services can help you:
  • Eat for optimal health
  • Avoid weight loss during treatment
  • Manage side effects of treatment such as: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, sore mouth or throat, difficulty swallowing, poor appetite and taste changes
  • Plan meals based on your specific needs (weight loss/gain, diabetes, etc.)
  • Find information on complementary nutrition/supplements

To participate in nutrition counseling services, contact 540-689-7046  or ask your nurse or doctor at the Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center for a nutrition referral.

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