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. 

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. [...]

How To Add Protein Into Your Meal

October 25th, 2017|

How To Add Protein Into Your Meal 25th October 2017, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Cancer patients who are undergoing treatment, need more protein than healthy [...]

Is Broccoli Good For Cancer Patients?

October 11th, 2017|

Is Broccoli Good For Cancer Patients? 11th October 2017, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Cruciferous vegetables are a diverse group of plant that includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, [...]

To Grill or Not to Grill?

June 16th, 2017|

To Grill or Not to Grill? Is eating grilled meat safe? Over recent years, many studies have shown that meat cooked at high temperature may increase the risk of [...]