Clinical Nutritional Department set up a nutrition clinic that caters to both adults and children external cancer patients starting May 2019, once a week on Wednesdays from 4pm until 6 pm. Cost of the clinic visit for external patients is L.E.450
Purpose of setting up the clinic:
Improving nutritional condition of the patient and reducing side effects of the treatment: research studies reveal that following up on the nutritional condition of the patient as early as the confirmation of the diagnosis, providing adequate nutritional support will improve patient outcome and chances of cure and reduce side effects of treatment such as vomiting, diarrhea, and repeated inflammatory episodes.
Also, studies indicate that malnutrition affects the patient’s health and illness condition and increases the chances of complications.