Cancer treatment often affects a personandrsquo;s eating habits and nutritional
needs. Although it is important for people with cancer to maintain a healthy
body weight and eat nutritious foods, the side effects of treatment may
cause a person to eat less and lose weight. On the other hand, some treatments
may cause weight gain. Cancer treatment often causes side effects, such
as nausea, mouth sores, and taste changes that make it difficult to eat or drink.
The BRMC Peitz Cancer Support House is hosting a free
Nutrition Educational Series on Tuesday, March 25 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. featuring Baxter Regional Medical Center dietician
Jan Halligan, RD, LD, CDE. Jan will discuss nutritional needs of cancer
patients before, during and after treatment as well as coping with treatment-related
side effects to appetite and nutrition.
The Nutrition Educational Series is designed for cancer patients, caregivers,
family members and friends. Everyone is encouraged to attend the quarterly
sessions held at the PCSH to learn what you need to know about nutrition.
Seating is limited, so please register! Contact Regina Ellis, PCSH Coordinator,
at (870) 508-CARE (2273), email
click here to register online.