Nutrition Services for Cancer Patients

Nutrition is an important part of life, cancer treatment, and prevention. The nutrition world can be very confusing and frustrating—here is help! We can help you make informed choices and answer any questions you have. Nutrition consultations are available with our registered dietitians. Questions that our dietitians can help you with include:

  • General guidelines for balanced nutrition
  • Nutrition guidelines for specific cancers
  • Treatment issues such as chemotherapy or radiation
  • Nausea and appetite problems
  • Difficulty swallowing or eating
  • Problems with diarrhea or constipation
  • Supplements
  • Weight management

Stanford Cancer Center

The Stanford Cancer Center offers nutrition counseling for individuals concerned about maintaining proper nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment.

We are pleased to offer the following:

  • Nutrition consultation

Nutrition Services for cancer patients are offered at the following location:


High-Calorie Snack Recipes
High-Calorie Beverage Recipes

For Patients


Review the New Patient Packet for information about:

  • What to expect on the day of your appointment
  • Maps, directions, parking, public transit options, and contact information
  • Other patient resources

Call us to schedule a nutrition consultation. Our dietitians are available for 45 minute consults by appointment only, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Call us to make an appointment



For Health Care Professionals

Our dietitians are available for 45 minute consults by appointment only on: Mondays – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Call us at 1-650-498-6000 to refer a new patient for a nutrition consultation. If you wish to refer a patient to the Stanford Cancer Center, please call the Physician Helpline.

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