Nutritional Counseling and Services
About Oncology Nutritional Counseling ServicesPeople with cancer have unique nutritional needs and may require special nutritional attention. Cancer treatment, as well as certain cancers themselves, may cause symptoms that may make it difficult to eat. Our cancer nutritionists are registered dietitians who can help you decide what type of diet is best for you, based on your diagnosis and current relationship with food.
Nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian is available for all patients at our cancer centers.
Your Nutritional Support Team
Our team of registered dietitians are certified as specialists in oncology nutrition and work directly with other members of your care team to help you manage symptoms and side effects before, during and after treatment. To speak with one of our registered dietitians, please speak with your doctor, nurse navigator, or a member of your care team.
Our Nutrition Services
From counseling to awareness, our Nutrition Services team offers the following services:
- Comprehensive nutritional assessments.
- Courses for caregivers of bone marrow transplant patients and patients starting chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
- Education about the use of dietary supplements, such as antioxidants and herbal/natural products.
- Group classes in our cooking studio focused on healthy eating.
Premier Cancer Center
U.S. News & World Report has recognized John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center as a premier cancer center in New Jersey.
Our head/neck surgeons are certified to perform transoral robotic surgery (TORS). Our Robotic Center of Excellence is one of the largest robotic surgery programs, with the highest volume of minimally invasive cancer procedures in New Jersey.
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is HMH’s flagship cancer care location. We also have locations across the state providing top-quality care.