Nutrition matters before, during and after cancer treatment.
Susan Bratton advocates for nutritional integration in cancer treatment after losing a close friend to brain cancer. Her friend was told nutrition doesn’t matter. She dove into research, finding evidence-based nutritional impact. She left her Wall Street job to found her own oncology nutrition company.
There is no structure in place in the healthcare delivery system to pay for nutritional counseling and intervention.
Poor nutrition impacts a cancer patient’s response to treatment. Malnourished patients have higher rates of toxicity and complication. These impact how well the treatment works. Cancer and its treatment cause nutrition-related side effects.
A simple way to start addressing nutrition is with the Mediterranean diet. Susan modifies this diet based on individual patient needs.
Managing nutrition is something proactive that cancer patients can do to support their healing.
Listen as Susan joins Dr. Bond to share how nutrition impacts cancer recovery.