Maintaining weight and good nutrition is one of the goals while undergoing proton therapy treatment. Registered dietitians from MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center provide nutritional assessments and support for all patients.
What is a Registered Dietitian?
The Registered Dietitian (RD) credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- The highest level of nutrition counseling
- Medical nutrition therapy in treatment and prevention of disease
- Personally tailored advice
Nutrition for individuals touched by cancer
A whole foods, plant-based diet is recommended for best health during and after cancer treatment. Your risk of chronic disease will be reduced by following this diet. Chronic diseases include cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Fill most of your plate with plants
Eating a mostly plant-based diet is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cancer. Aim for at least 2/3 of your meal or snack, to come from plants. Plant foods include vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, and nuts. Limit the amount of fish, poultry, meat, eggs and dairy foods to no more than 1/3 of your plate. Try to replace animal protein with plant protein at some meals. Plant proteins include beans, lentils and tofu.