Cancer Nutrition Services
Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after treatment influences how well you feel and how you maintain your strength. At UAMS, our Cancer Nutrition Clinic can you help you ensure that you are meeting your dietary needs.
In our clinic, our expert dietitians want to support you through your battle with cancer. Before you begin treatment, you may need to change your diet to help build up your strength and withstand possible side effects of your cancer treatment.
The type of cancer, your treatment and any side effects you have must be considered when trying to determine the best way to get the nutrition your body needs. Some tumors produce chemicals that change the way the body uses certain nutrients. Your body’s use of protein, carbohydrates and fat may be affected, especially by tumors of the stomach or intestines.
If you have surgery, your body may need extra calories and protein for wound healing and recovery. And you may not be able to eat a normal diet because of surgery-related side effects.
Sometimes eating well can be difficult with certain treatments and operations, but our qualified dietitians can talk to you about any difficulty you may have getting the proper nutrients your body needs.
Appointments are by referral only. Please contact your primary care doctor or visit one of our doctors in the Center for Primary Care to obtain a referral.
What should I bring to the appointment?
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.
Children at the Cancer Institute
For the health of your child and the safety of our patients, we ask that children age 12 and younger remain on the first floor in the lobby or café.
We realize that this may be a challenge for patients without childcare options. If you must bring your child, please visit the Welcome Desk when you arrive and they will assist you in finding an appropriate and safe place to wait with your child.
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Location: 6th floor of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in the Patient Support Pavilion
Parking: Self parking is available in Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar and Capitol. Parking stubs for patients are validated in the clinic. For your convenience, park on Levels 2B, 3B, 4B or 5B. Valet parking is available in front of the Cancer Institute for a fee.
- Take the Cancer Institute elevators in Parking 3 at Level 2B.
- Exit the walkway on Level 2B of Parking 3 and you will be at the Cancer Institute’s entrance.
- Enter the Cancer Institute and the Patient Pavilion is located across from the Gathering Place café.