Welcome to the Diet and Cancer Clinic. This clinic is dietitian led and is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is undergoing treatment or is in recovery.
The aim of the clinic is to ensure optimum nutrition for people undergoing or recovering from cancer treatments. Side effects caused by cancer or its treatment can often make eating a difficult task. You may be experiencing symptoms such as:
- Weight loss
- Poor appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Taste and smell changes
- Sore/dry mouth
- Swallowing issues
- GI symptoms such as constipation and /or diarrhoea
Our aim is to investigate your specific dietary needs and to provide clear evidence based information on diet and cancer. We are here to help you take back control of your diet and to help you to use nutrition to alleviate unwanted symptoms. A cancer diagnosis brings a lot of questions about nutrition and diet.
With all of the conflicting dietary information surrounding us it can be difficult to separate the hype from the facts, however your dietitian will help you to navigate this, and will offer you tailored advice based on your needs and goals and the latest dietary guidelines. The service is led by Clinical Dietitians Emer O’Driscoll and Lorraine Maher.
How it works
Consultations will be individually tailored with a relative or friend also welcome to attend.
Initial consultations take 60 minutes. Follow up consultations take 30 minutes.
You will also be provided with evidence based written information and resources.
What does it cost?
Initial consultation – €95
Follow up appointments – €65
Do I need a referral?
Patients can self refer for this service.