Nutrition services for cancer patients

Chemotherapy or radiation may interfere with your appetite; even change your sense of taste. Maintaining a healthy diet is important, but sometimes hard to achieve when facing cancer. That's why we offer nutritional services to guide you through this time.

Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is an essential part of your care plan and is offered to every patient at The Christ Hospital Cancer Center. We have a Registered Dietitian who is available to meet with you to establish an individualized diet plan and manage issues that can come along with cancer treatment such as weight loss, digestion problems, or taste alterations. Ask your Physician or Registered Nurse if you are interested in meeting with our Dietitian.

Cancer Center nutritional supplement program

When added to your diet, nutritional supplements such as Ensure and Glucerna, can help keep you from losing weight. The Christ Hospital Cancer Center, with the help of generous donorsprovides patients with supplements once they have received a proper clinical evaluation. If you or a loved one is undergoing cancer treatments at the Christ Hospital Health Network and needs to gain weight, please call 513-585-4002 to find out how to receive dietary supplements.

Cooking for Wellness program  

Our specialists work together to promote balanced healthy eating through "Cooking for Wellness." In partnership with Cancer Support Community, this free cooking demonstration and education series inspires cancer patients and their families to learn about diet and food preparation and how it relates to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. This program can help patients manage symptoms like loss of appetite, weight changes (loss or gain) nausea and changes in the way food taste.

Our Registered Dietitian or cancer expert presents all of the "Cooking for Wellness" classes. Classes take place in the newly constructed demonstration kitchen in The Christ Hospital Cancer Center (Level D), at The Christ Hospital in Mt. Auburn.

Registration is required due to limited seating. Call Cancer Support Services at 513-585-4002 or email Cancer Support Services.