A cancer diagnosis brings along a lot of questions about nutrition and diet. Proper nutrition is essential for living well during and after cancer treatment. Research proves that proper nutrition is an important factor in boosting immunity and helps in preventing cancer, as well as increases the effectiveness of cancer treatment.
At Cytecare, to administer personalised care to all its patients, the multidisciplinary team of experts devise the dosage, the pattern of administration and the implications of the therapy on the overall well being of the patient.
At Cytecare, all cancer patients are given access to safe, evidence-based, metabolism-focused nutrition therapy, to help increase the effectiveness of therapy. The onco-nutritionist serves liaison between the medical team and patient to translate nutrition goals for the best possible treatment outcomes. The primary role is to work with the team to identify patients who are at high risk for malnutrition, or significant weight loss, and to work with those patients to maintain their nutritional status during treatment. They also aid with tube feeding, nutritional supplements, diet education, community activities, and counseling.
Dr Esther Sathiaraj RD, PhD
Esther is the Head of the Dept of Onco-Nutrition. She is a clinical nutritionist with over 15
years of experience. She has many years of working with cancer patients and focuses on
mindful eating in cancer survival. She has experience in specialized nutrition support
including tube feeding and IV nutrition and has a passion for providing comprehensive
nutrition evaluations and evidence-based recommendations to her oncology patients. She also
conducts educational seminars, workshops and writes on nutrition, exercise, weight
management, and wellness.
Dr. Krishna Priya NG MSc Food and Nutrition, (PhD)
Krishna Priya is a clinical nutritionist with over six years of experience. She has an
experience in working with NABH accredited multi speciality hospitals dealing with cancer
nutrition, critical care nutrition, weight management, renal diseases, lifestyle disorders,
women and paediatric nutrition. She implements her knowledge in clinical practice and
research for providing excellent nutrition counselling sessions, thereby ensuring wellness
and improvement of nutritional care of patients
Ms. Shalini Chakaborathy, MSc Food & Nutrition
Shalini has experience working with oncology patients, and earned her Master?s degree in
Nutrition through the West Bengal State University. She has also been trained at the
prestigious Christian Medical College in the Department of Nutrition. She uses her passion
for oncology nutrition, combined with her love for food, to help her patients receive the best
plan of care. She is keen on research and incorporates evidence into practice. She is also
involved in giving health talks and sessions on healthy eating to fight cancer.
When it comes to healthy living, food and nutrition play a vital part. Small but consistent changes in diet and nutrition can make a big difference to overall health. A healthy diet must provide a good balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and other nutrients.
A balanced, nutritious diet has been found to not just help the body cope with the stress of an illness but also aids in the recovery process. A well-formulated diet plan can help you maintain your weight during your cancer treatment. In addition, it will ensure that your body has the right amount of hydration and nutrients that it needs for its repair and healing.