Food is medicine. Eating well is very important before, during and after cancer treatment. Nutritional needs can change dramatically with both the presence of cancer and the impact of cancer treatment. There are many potential nutritionally related side effects that can interfere with adequate nutritional intake. Additionally, nutritional status can change over the course of treatment. Each of our patients nutritional needs differ based on their cancer diagnosis and treatment regimen.
Adequate nutrition has been shown to:
Improve energy and protein intake
Maintain / control body weight
Improve quality of life
Improve strength and energy level
Manage treatment related side effects
Avoid dose reduction and treatment delays
Reduce unplanned hospital admissions
Meet Our Chief Dietician
Registered dietician, Casey Coffey, has more than 20 years of experience in her field. Born and raised in Knoxville, Casey earned her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from East Tennessee State University.
Join Casey for a weekly nutritional presentation to help you stay healthy while on treatment! Weekly group sessions are offered for patients and caregivers on Mondays at 11am (prostate patients) and Wednesdays at 10am (breast & other treatment sites).
Group Nutritional Sessions
Our registered dietician provides two weekly group nutrition sessions on Mondays at 11:00 am for Prostate patients, and Wednesdays at 10:00 am for Breast and all other disease sites.