Adult Cancer Nutrition Services

At the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, our cancer dietitians are here to care for your nutrition needs from initial diagnosis to after treatment. Cancer treatment can cause nutrition and appetite-related side effects. Knowing how to manage your food intake will help minimize weight loss, fatigue and discomfort.

We offer personalized care, and our dietitians will work closely with you and your family to address and resolve any nutrition-related questions.

Our services include:

  • Help managing treatment side effects that could affect your nutrition, such as:
    - Lack of appetite
    - Nausea
    - Vomiting
    - Constipation
    - Diarrhea
    - Taste changes
    - Dry mouth
    - Fatigue
  • Provide personalized diet counseling. This can help prevent too much weight loss or gain, and prevent potential malnutrition.
  • Evaluate current research on how diet or lifestyle changes can help with your cancer care.
  • Share recipes, shopping lists and nutritional tips to help you meet nutritional goals during and after cancer care.
  • Evaluate the evidence on complementary medicines (such as herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements). Make sure what you are taking is safe, effective and doesn’t interact with food you may eat relative to your diagnosis.
  • Provide education and support to help you improve your eating and lifestyle habits, even after cancer treatment.
  • Meet over the phone or in person on the OHSU Marquam Hill or the South Waterfront campus.

How to make an appointment

  • Ask your doctor to refer you to a cancer dietitian.
  • Contact the cancer dietitians directly at 503-418-9731

Dietitians

Christen Moore

Amanda Bryant, R.D., C.S.O., L.D.
Amanda supports the nutritional needs of people with urological, lung and gastrointestinal cancers. She can help before, during and after treatment. Amanda primarily sees patients at the OHSU Marquam Hill and South Waterfront clinics. She can also meet over the phone if you’re unable to come to either location. Please call 503-418-9731 to schedule an appointment. 

Katherine BagwellKatherine Bagwell, R.D., L.D.
Katherine supports the nutritional needs of people with breast, sarcoma, blood cancer and head and neck cancers. She can help before, during and after treatment. Katherine primarily consults with sees patients at the OHSU Marquam Hill and South Waterfront clinics. She can also meet over the phone if you’re unable to come to either location. Please call 503-418-9731 to schedule an appointment. 

 Free Classes

Nutrition for life with cooking demonstration

For women affected by cancer

Sessions offered from 4:30-6 p.m.

  • Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

Amanda E. Bryant, R.D., C.S.O., L.D.

Eating well is not meant to be intimidating or challenging. But with the abundance of information readily available, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. In this FREE nutrition class, you will learn lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health and wellness.

Each class features a new recipe and cooking techniques that you can bring home and share with your family. This is not a quick fix diet plan, but rather expert guidance to build and grow healthy eating behaviors and learn the skills you need to feel comfortable in the kitchen.

Bring your questions, an open mind, an apron (if you would like), and a willingness to learn!

Register now