Good nutrition is very important for all patients with cancer, and help from a dietitian specialising in cancer nutrition can provide you with the right advice at the right time.
Peter Mac has a team of dietitians and nutrition assistants who provide assistance to patients on the wards, in specialist clinics, in the chemotherapy day unit, and in the radiotherapy centre at the Melbourne site. Dietitians also attend outpatient clinics at Peter Mac’s Moorabbin and Box Hill campuses on specified days. Nutrition at Peter Mac’s Sunshine and Bendigo campuses are managed by Western Health and Bendigo Health, respectively.
Nutrition and Dietetics works within the broader Allied Health team at Peter Mac, including working closely with Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Spiritual Care, Social Work and Clinical Psychology in the clinical setting, as well as in the research and education settings.