Caring for Today’s Cancer Survivors
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4040, 5150; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6
This continuing education course focuses on cancer survivors’ nutrition-related issues following the conclusion of active cancer treatment. It reviews current diet, weight, and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors. Nutrition-related challenges and questions survivors face after cancer treatment also are discussed, including how to support long-term health.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the August 2014 issue of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Use current evidence-based diet, weight, and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors to prioritize goals for their nutritional care.
- Evaluate how changes in body fat and lean body mass may affect cancer survivors’ prognosis and how these changes may be addressed.
- Use current research to address questions cancer survivors commonly pose regarding supplements and dietary choices said to be cancer protective.
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND is a speaker, writer, and consultant who serves as the nutrition advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR