Nutrition is an important part of the cancer treatment process and recovery. Eating a healthy diet, along with regular physical activity, can promote health and reduce the risk of developing another cancer. Eating the right foods during and after treatment provides the body with energy and nutrients. This can help a patient feel better, better tolerate treatments and recover more quickly.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has a team of Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists available to help each patient customize their dietary needs.
Inpatients at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center receive a complete nutritional assessment by an oncology dietitian. Nutritional plans are individualized to include each patient’s health needs personal preferences.
For outpatients at the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center, nutrition consultations are available by appointment in the FNS Outpatient Nutrition Center office, located on the first floor of the Cancer Center.
If treatment affects a patient’s appetite, our oncology dietitian can help the patient find foods and meals that sound appetizing and are healthy. Patients who have trouble swallowing or who are experiencing digestive issues or changes in taste can also contact our dietitians for help and support. Patient education, nutritional supplements, information on personalized high-protein or nutrient-dense diets and other resources are available from our highly trained dietitians throughout the patient’s treatment.