Nutrition Services

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At Nebraska Cancer Specialists we understand it can be challenging at times getting the appropriate amount of nutrients and hydration during cancer treatment. Our complimentary nutrition services provided by a Registered Oncology Dietitian ensure patients remain healthy during and after treatment.

What is a Registered Oncology Dietitian?

A registered dietitian in oncology specializes in individualized assessment and intervention for patients across the spectrum of cancer. Whether it be in cancer prevention, cancer treatment or cancer survivorship an oncology registered dietitian is able to help a patient develop a plan for proper nutrition to reduce risk of cancer, management of side effects from treatment or remain their healthiest during and after treatment.

Our registered dietitian will follow your through your cancer journey, continually assessing your nutrition status along the way and formulating an optimal nutrition care plan with your oncology health care team as well as you and your family. Diet and lifestyle interventions are tied to greater outcomes in the oncology population making a registered dietitian an integral part of your health journey.

Personalized nutrition counseling and education
on topics and conditions including:

    • Dietary measures to manage side effects like diarrhea, nausea, and poor appetite in cancer treatment
    • Guidance on use of herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplementation
    • Blood Glucose Management
    • Heart Health
    • Kidney Disease
    • Weight Management
    • Food intolerances and/or allergies
    • Nutrition support management (tube feeding or parenteral nutrition)
    • Virtual and in-person nutrition classes

Nutrition Now Virtual Series

In the first video in our series, join Karly Schneider, RD LMNT, as she debunks common nutrition myths.

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Karly Schneider, RD LMNT

Meet Our Registered Dietitian

“I am an advocate for my patients by taking the time to understand preferences, personal needs, and determining what motivates them. By developing trust and confidence with the patient I can make them feel more empowered to take control of their nutrition plan of care. When a patient is educated and empowered the best results are achieved!”