Outpatient Cancer Nutrition

Services Provided:
The clinical nutritionist is available to provide nutrition counseling to all cancer patients before, during, and after active treatment in radiation oncology, infusion centers,and various cancer center clincs. 

Goals of Nutrition Therapy:  

  • To achieve improved treatment tolerance
  • Reduce weight loss
  • Aid in faster recovery from surgeries
  • Encourage overall improvement in quality of life  Our RD will work with you to address the weight loss related to cancer and its treatments, difficulties eating due to textures, appetite loss, taste changes associated with treatment, and counseling regarding complementary diets and/or supplements. 

Resources

For Further Information Contact the Outpatient Cancer Center Nutritionist:  Carole Havrila, RD, CSO

Phone:  (434) 243-9627
Appointments Available:  M-F 8:30-4:00

 

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Carole Havrila, RD, CSO

Undergraduate:
Bachelors of Health Science in Clinical and Community Dietetics, University of Florida, Gainesville. 

Internship:
Coordinated Undergraduate Program (see above). Clinical/Community practice hours completed throughout coursework

Professional Organizations and Memberships:
Oncology Dietetic Practice Group, American Dietetic Association
American Dietetic Association

Certified Oncology Specialist (CSO)

Professional areas of Interest and Research:
Oncology outpatient counseling as well as Integrative Medicine including use of dietary supplements and special diets, sustainable agriculture as it pertains to cancer prevention and overall disease prevention.