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Upcoming seminar spotlights nutritional management for area cancer patients

  • Sunday, January 12, 2014

“Eating Well Through Cancer Treatment” will headline a new series of health and wellness outreach seminars benefitting local cancer patients and caregivers at Coastal Cancer Center in 2014.

Kris Ratley, RDN, LDN, will present the free one-hour seminar on Tuesday, February 4 from 2-3 p.m. at Coastal Cancer Center’s Myrtle Beach office, located at 8121 Rourk Street.

Because healthy eating habits are critical to a patient’s response to rigorous chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the goal of the free seminar is to provide patients and caregivers a practical approach on nutritional management through cancer. Proper nutrition can greatly affect a patient’s strength and energy levels before, during and after treatment. The National Cancer Institute suggests patients who are well nourished may have a better prognosis and quality of life.

Ratley will also provide advice on food options to consider while battling the most common treatment side effects, including loss of energy, nausea, mouth swelling and loss of appetite. Food will be served at this event.

Space is limited for this free one-hour seminar. Registration is required. Call (843) 429-5054 to sign-up.

Medical oncologists Dr. Lawrence Holt, Dr. Renwick Goldberg, Dr. Vijay Paudel, Dr. Rebecca Cody, Dr. Matthew Karpenko and Dr. Emily Touloukian provide patient care at Coastal Cancer Center’s five locations. Coastal Cancer Center’s physicians and staff are trained in oncology and hematology, providing chemotherapy administration, laboratory support, PET, CT, X-ray services and the most up-to-date medical advances for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Established in 1982, Coastal Cancer Center is the Grand Strand’s largest practice solely dedicated to becoming the leader in blood disorder and cancer treatments. A comprehensive range of diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services are offered at its five locations in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Loris, Murrells Inlet and Supply, NC. Coastal Cancer Center is nationally recognized for its excellence in cancer care and accredited by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program through 2016.

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