Do Survivors Need a Dietitian? Nutrition after cancer becomes part of an emerging survivorship plan
When Diana Dyer, a three-time cancer survivor and registered dietitian, completed treatment for her first bout with breast cancer in 1985, she asked her oncologist what she could do for herself, asking specifically about diet. The lack of a clear answer was frustrating and disappointing.
Registered dietitians can help explain the research, review a survivor’s medical history, communicate with the survivor’s healthcare team and pull all that information together to create short-term and long-term nutrition goals.