Dietetics

Our in-house Oncology Dietitians are nutrition experts who provide clinical support to help cancer patients understand proper nutrition for their specific conditions.

What are the roles of Dietitian in cancer care?

Proper nutrition is essential for living well during and after treatment

Our in-house Oncology Dietitians are nutrition experts who provide clinical support to help cancer patients understand proper nutrition for their specific conditions. Dietitian’s primary role is 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. Dietitian will be able to give the right solutions to problems, which range from hints for taking food when you are nauseated or have a poor appetite to assisting with feeding tubes. It is vital for cancer patients to meet their goals for calories, protein, and fluid in order to assist them with completing their planned treatment. A good diet will prevent treatment interruptions, ease side effects, and improve overall quality of life. 

Why is Dietetics Counselling important?

Nutrition as a form of medication

Majority of cancer patients experience weight loss, decreased appetite and taste changes. Poor appetite is a common frustration for many cancer patients and their families. Food becomes a difficult battle if the patient or caregivers do not understand the reason why patients struggle to eat. In Dietetics Counselling, patients and caregivers can learn the common issues faced by cancer patients and share their own dietary difficulties with the dietitian. Dietitian will provide suggestions on the easiest way to consume increased calories based on the difficulties, side effects and individual challenges faced. Dietitian will then build an individualized meal plan that is tolerable, based on patient’s preferences. Staying hydrated can be challenging too, so dietitian’s meal plan often include fluid-rich foods to help prevent dehydration. 

Our in-house Oncology Dietitians are nutrition experts who provide clinical support to help cancer patients understand proper nutrition for their specific conditions.

Dietary Articles by our Dietitian Marcus Lee

Identifying facts and myths

More often than not, patients, families and caregivers tend to face difficulty identifying if the dietary information are true. The role of our dietitian is also to reassure and educate the right dietary information, and separate the misinformation so our patients can fully benefit from their diet plan. 

Egg-in-a-Hole

December 10th, 2019|

Egg-in-a-Hole 11th December 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Eggs are one of the most popular breakfast items in the world. Eggs are inexpensive and easy to [...]

Air Fryer French Toast

November 27th, 2019|

Air Fryer French Toast 27th November 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using [...]

Fruits Omelette

November 13th, 2019|

Fruits Omelette 13th November 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Wonder how a savoury omelette can go with sweet fruits? You always can try something different, especially when [...]

Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

November 5th, 2019|

Potato Hash with Fried Eggs 6th November 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Hash is a culinary dish consisting of chopped up meat, potatoes, and onions fried in [...]

Potato & Egg Scramble

October 15th, 2019|

Potato & Egg Scramble 16th October 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Potato is a great alternative to white rice, especially when patients are getting bored with [...]

Long Bean Omelette

September 4th, 2019|

Long Bean Omelette 4th September 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Long bean is one of the popular vegetables consumed in Malaysia. Long bean is also known [...]

Spinach Soup with Eggs

July 31st, 2019|

Spinach Soup with Eggs 31st July 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Spinach, also known as “Bayam” in Bahasa Malaysia is a very common green [...]

Scrambled Eggs with Chinese Chives

July 24th, 2019|

Scrambled Eggs with Chinese Chives 25th July 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Chinese chives or garlic chives knowns as “Jiu Cai” in Mandarin, or “Goo Chye” [...]

Scrambled Eggs with Glass Noodles

July 16th, 2019|

Scrambled Eggs with Glass Noodles 17th July 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Glass noodles or pronounced in Cantonese - “Fun See”, in Hokkien – “Tang [...]

Coffee & Cancer

July 9th, 2019|

Coffee & Cancer 10th July 2019, Jenni Allan, Freelance Author Is it safe for cancer patients to drink coffee? People love to drink a hot cup of coffee [...]

Egg Sandwich

July 2nd, 2019|

Egg Sandwich 3rd June 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Thinking of some quick bites? Try egg sandwich! Eggs are the ideal ingredient to have in [...]

How to Prepare Egg Sauce?

June 26th, 2019|

How to Prepare Egg Sauce 25th June 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital A thick and tangy sauce with egg chunks is best for breaded fish [...]

Cheesy Fried Rice with Eggs

June 19th, 2019|

Cheesy Fried Rice with Eggs 19th June 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Protein is found in both animal and plant foods. Animal sources of [...]

Stir-Fried Pumpkin with Eggs

May 21st, 2019|

Stir-Fried Pumpkin with Eggs 22nd May 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Pumpkins are nutritious, delicious and easy to cook. Its soft and mushy [...]

Egg in a Mug

May 9th, 2019|

Egg in a Mug 10th May 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Are you in a rush or always strapped for time to prepare your breakfast? Eggs [...]

Macaroni Egg and Broccoli Cheese

April 9th, 2019|

Macaroni Egg & Broccoli Cheese 10th April 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Eggs are well-known for their high-quality protein, which boast a complete amino acid [...]

Steamed Eggs with Minced Chicken

March 18th, 2019|

Steamed Eggs with Minced Chicken 18th March 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Protein is found in both animal and plant foods. Animal sources of protein include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, [...]

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

February 26th, 2019|

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs 27th February 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Protein has many essential body functions such as:Formation and maintenance of muscles, connective tissues, blood cells, enzymes, & hormonesTransporting many [...]

Golden Fried Rice with Eggs

February 18th, 2019|

Golden Fried Rice with Eggs 18th February 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Getting bored with white rice? Give fried rice a try. Fried rice is one [...]