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How we can help
Side effects from cancer treatment as well as symptoms of the disease can be difficult to manage and often interfere with eating. You may be experiencing low appetite, taste changes, feeling full, fatigue and energy loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, weight gain, or other nutritional challenges.
Our dietitians are certified as specialists in oncology nutrition and work directly with other members of your care team supporting patients and caregivers in managing symptoms and side effects throughout treatment and in survivorship.
Who we are
We are licensed and registered dietitians, including some who are Board Certified Specialists in Oncology (CSO) with Master of Science degrees. We are part of the interdisciplinary care team working to support patients with all types of cancer throughout the continuum of care. We do this through one-on-one patient counseling and by participating in team meetings, specialty tumor boards, patient support groups, community classes, seasonal cooking demonstrations, and other patient events, within the Cancer Center, as well as nationally.
Your Oncology Nutrition Services team
- Mady Caron RD, LD, CNSC
- Elise Cushman MS, RD, CSO, LD
- Dianne Kelecy MS, RD, LD
- Filomena Kersey RDN, LD
- Jeannine Mills MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC
- Stacy Morig RD, LD, CNSC
- Beth Violette RD, CSO, LD, CDCES, CNSC
- Andrea Hebert MS, RD, LD, CDES
- Carey Page MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Services offers many events throughout the year that are free and open to all patients, family members and supporters. Regularly scheduled events can be found on the Dartmouth Cancer Center: Patients and Families Events website.
Most events are recorded and posted to our website or the Oncology Nutrition Classes for Cancer Patients and Care Partners playlist on YouTube, including:
- Oncology Nutrition Classes for Cancer Patients and Care Partners: Sugar & Cancer
- Oncology Nutrition Classes for Cancer Patients and Care Partners: The Mediterranean Diet
- Oncology Nutrition Classes for Cancer Patients and Care Partners: Are Dietary Supplements Safe?
Scheduling an appointment
To schedule an appointment with Jeannine Mills, Elise Cushman or Stacy Morig, please call (603) 650-4344. For Filomena Kersey (pediatric oncology dietitian), please call (603) 650-5541. Nutrition services are free of charge for any patient who is receiving treatment at Dartmouth Cancer Center. The appointment or visit does not require a consult from your treatment team and can be coordinated with treatment visits or via TeleHealth/phone or video visit.
Below are a few recommended web sites that may also provide helpful information:
- Dartmouth Cancer Center Nashua
- Dartmouth Cancer Center Manchester
- Dartmouth Cancer Center Keene
- Cook for Your Life
- Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group: Offers answers to frequently asked questions, tips for the nutritional management of symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment, recipes, and more.
- American Institute for Cancer Research: Provides practical research-based information about the link between diet and cancer prevention and survivorship.
- American Cancer Society
- Office of Dietary Supplements: Provides an overview of vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: About Herbs, Botanicals, and Other Products Database: Provides information on herbs and other supplements.