Welcome to Virtual Survivorship Day

NUTRITIONAL WELL-BEING

Nutrition services are available through the Duke Cancer Institute and are offered to patients and survivors. Our registered dietitians/nutritionists specialize in working with people with cancer, working collaboratively with you to make sure you’re well-nourished throughout your cancer treatment. They help prevent and treat malnutrition, restore digestive health, minimize the side effects of your cancer treatment and work with you in survivorship.

In the video below, Duke Cancer Institute Dietitian Julie Hann, MS, RDN, LDN, CSO, explains the role nutrition plays in cancer treatment, and gives helpful tips and advice.

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Duke Integrative Medicine offers integrative nutrition services that address your health concerns by taking a “food as medicine” approach. Their nutritionists draw on their extensive experience and education to identify how a customized nutrition plan can improve your well-being.

A consultation with a nutritionist can be beneficial if your goal is to change your eating habits for your overall health, lose weight, prevent illness, or to learn nutritional strategies to help you manage a chronic condition.


Plant Based Diet

In the video below, Duke Cancer Institute Clinical Dietitian Carrie Smith, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, who specializes in cancer-specific nutrition, talks about how a plant-based diet is beneficial for cancer survivors, and shares steps for getting started.

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Duke Cancer Institute Clinical Dietitian Carrie Smith, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, breaks down the benefits of a plant based diet.

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Duke Cancer Institute Clinical Dietitian Carrie Smith, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, talks about where to start when preparing a plant based meal. 

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