At The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, we focus beyond the medicine to strengthen the mind and body. Our wellness program reaffirms our commitment to providing high quality, personalized and comprehensive care under one roof. Our approach to wellness care is to offer safe, evidence-based opportunities, education and resources to patients.
Balanced nutrition is a very important part of cancer treatment, as well as survivorship and prevention. Despite the changes that can occur during cancer treatment that affect appetite and taste buds, our goal is for patients to maintain a diet with a wide variety of whole foods. Our nutritional consultations can assist in meeting that goal.
Our registered dietitian offers counseling on choosing the right foods to stay healthy and strong during cancer treatments. Also, providing personalized nutrition plans for each patient to help with faster recovery, better tolerance of treatment-related side effects, lower infection risk and higher quality of life with more strength and energy.
JENNIFER LAFFERTY, MS, RDN, CSO, LD, FAND
Jennifer earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nutrition from Syracuse University and has been working as a registered dietitian since 2003. Jennifer is a Board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition and a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Jennifer offers evidence-based nutrition recommendations to help manage treatment side effects and support recovery. She also helps navigate the confusion around nutrition and cancer while working with patients to set and reach their nutrition goals. Jennifer enjoys helping patients feel their best — no matter where they are in their journey.