By Sara Schumacher
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
What are some practical nutritional goals to set for the new year? What about foods those with cancer should eat more of? Less of? We turned to a dietitian, physical therapist and mind-body therapist from Cancer Treatment Centers of America for advice for healthy living in the areas of nutrition, physical and emotional wellness.
About Sara Schumacher
Sara Schumacher, a Clinical Oncology Dietitian with Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska. She then completed her Master of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University in Phoenix. At CTCA, Schumacher assesses and monitors the nutrition needs of both inpatients and outpatients. She works closely with patients to ensure they are nourished while undergoing treatment. Schumacher also provides nutrition-focused education and counseling to patients, and she helps coordinate intravenous and feeding tube support, when necessary. Schumacher is board certified in oncology nutrition. She also has a certificate of training in adult malnutrition.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment. Stay up to date on all things CTCA! Be sure to follow them on on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube or call 1-800-227-3207 for more information.