UPMC CancerCenter offers many options to learn more about your diet and nutritional health.
Nutritional Services is staffed by registered, licensed dietitians with a focus in nutrition oncology. The majority of the dietitians at Hillman Cancer Center are board-certified in oncology nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Nutritional services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patients can be seen in the treatment area and during clinic visits with the oncologist, or through a private consultation. All consultations are complementary.
The dietitians (licensed nutritionists) can meet with you and your family on a variety of nutrition topics, including:
Hillman Cancer Center offers "Ask the Nutritionist" classes on a bi-weekly basis. All classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gumberg Family Resource Center. For more information, call 412-864-7500.
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Hillman Cancer Center
Mary Hillman Jennings Radiation Oncology Center at UPMC Shadyside
Talk with your oncologist or oncology nurse for more information.