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. 

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 [...]

Choco Malt with Oral Nutritional Supplement

August 6th, 2018|

Choco Malt with Nutrition Supplement Drink 6th August 2018, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital What is Oral Nutritional Supplement? Oral nutritional supplement (your dietitian may call it [...]

Tempeh Stir-Fry with Tofu & Long Beans

April 26th, 2018|

Stir-Fried Tempeh with Tofu & Long Beans 26th April 2018, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Tempeh is a good source of protein. Malaysians and Indonesians will know this [...]

Stir-Fried Eggs with Tomatoes

April 17th, 2018|

Stir-Fried Eggs with Tomatoes 18th April 2018, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Eggs are good source of protein. When you use stir-frying method to cook eggs, you will turn [...]

Stir-Fried Long Beans with Egg

April 4th, 2018|

Stir-Fried Long Beans with Egg 4th April 2018, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Vegetables are low in energy and protein. How to increase the energy and protein [...]

Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

March 29th, 2018|

Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry 29th March 2018, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital When you need a quick meal after a hard day’s work, stir-fry is a good [...]

How to Make a Healthy Stir-Fry?

March 16th, 2018|

How to Make a Healthy Stir-Fry? 16th March 2018, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Oil is not always bad. Oil can supply energy to your body. When [...]

Should You Use Oil For Cooking?

January 18th, 2018|

Should You Use Oil For Cooking? 18th January 2018, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Many patients are afraid to use oil for cooking. Back in the 1980s, [...]

Healthy Eating Over The Holidays

December 19th, 2017|

Healthy Eating Over The Holidays 20th December 2017, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or New Year, this coming holidays often involve friends, family [...]

What is Colostrum

December 5th, 2017|

What is Colostrum 5th December 2017, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Colostrum is the first milk secreted by mammals within the first few days after giving birth. [...]