Southern Florida & Puerto Rico Chapter

Nutrition and Cancer

Nutrition and Cancer

Cancer and cancer treatments may cause nutrition-related side effects.  Diet is an important part of cancer treatment.  Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger.  For many patients, however, some side effects of cancer and cancer treatments make it difficult to eat well.  Learn how nutrition therapy can help cancer patients get the nutrients needed to maintain body weight and strength, prevent body tissues from breaking down, rebuild tissue, and fight infection. This program will focus on good eating habits during and after cancer treatment.

Speaker: Valerie Butram RD, CSO,LDN, Clinical Oncology Dietitian

Organization/Affiliation: Lee Memorial Health System

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012  Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:  Lee Memorial Health System
                Regional Cancer Center
                4th Floor Conference Room
                8931 Colonial Center Drive
                Fort Myers, FL 33905 


Pre-registration for this free program is required.

Please contact the patient services department at (877) 534-0090 or (954) 744-5310 to register for the program or by clicking here.

Complimentary dinner will be served.

For questions and assistance for individuals with disabilities, please contact:
Seth Berkowitz, LCSW, CCLS at: (954) 744-5310 or

last updated on Tuesday, November 13, 2012