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Nutritional Services for Cancer Patients

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:

Ask a Nutritionist

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.

2016-2017 Class Schedule

Dec. 20

No class.

Jan. 10

How to Eat with Oral Mucositis

Jan. 24

Protein Powders: What is the right choice?

Feb. 14

Fiber Facts for Constipation

Feb. 28

Food Safety

March 14

Eating the Colors of the Rainbow

March 28

Nutrition During Cancer Treatments

April 11

Cancer Survivor Nutrition

April 25

Eating Tips for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

May 9

Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

May 23

Combating Taste Changes During Treatment

June 13

Staying Hydrated During Treatment

June 27

How to Eat with Oral Mucositis

July 11

Protein Powders: What is the right choice?

July 25

Fiber Facts and Constipation

Aug. 8

Food Safety

Aug. 22

Eating the Colors of the Rainbow

Sept. 12

Nutrition During Cancer Treatments

Sept. 26

Eating Tips for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

 

Contact Us

Hillman Cancer Center
Phone: 412-623-3325

Mary Hillman Jennings Radiation Oncology Center at UPMC Shadyside
Phone: 412-623-6720

Network locations
Talk with your oncologist or oncology nurse for more information.