Recovery //

At Taylor Regional Radiation Oncology, we are committed to you our patient, and your overall health and wellbeing.  Fulfilling this commitment requires a comprehensive, team approach in the detection, treatment, and recovery of cancer in an environment that is rich in collaboration and compassion.  Our highly trained and specialized team manage cancer with the latest technologies and the highest level of expertise, providing individualized therapies that optimized your treatment.

Cancer is a complex disease, and treatment planning requires the expertise of many doctors across varied medical specialties.  At Taylor Regional Radiation Oncology our physicians collaborate across all specialties in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This interaction allows for the development of a unified plan.  Our oncologists work together to ensure that you receive comprehensive and coordinated care from diagnosis to recovery close to home.  You will receive an individualized plan that is unique to you and it takes into consideration both you and your family’s needs and treatment goals.

TRRO recognizes that prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery extend well beyond an individual’s needs.  Our team of highly skilled professionals will provide coordinated, compassionate, and comprehensive care for you and your caregivers.  Our goal is for you to focus on your health.  We offer a variety of therapies and support services to minimize the emotional and physical effects of a cancer diagnosis.  These services include but are not limited to spiritual advisors, dietitians, patient support groups, financial counselors and other patient assistance and resource services.

Support Groups  //

At Taylor Regional Radiation Oncology (TRRO), we understand that cancer takes a huge toll on you, your family, friends, and caregivers.  Sharing the struggles and success with other people with similar issues is often very helpful.

Make Today Count

Where:  Taylor Regional Hospital Meeting Room

When:  The 2nd Thursday of each month

Time:  6 PM

EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE - CLOSE TO HOME

Diet and Wellness  //

Taylor Regional Radiation Oncology has the support of dedicated clinical dietians who provide personalized nutrition planning tailored to your specific diagnosis and treatment.

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

Eating well during treatment can help you feel better and maintain your strength and energy.  It can also keep your immune system stronger, which will enable you to tolerate treatment related side effects better and recover faster.  The following suggestions are a great place to start:

  • Eat 6 to 10 small meals or snacks daily

  • Eat your largest meal when you are the hungriest

  • Avoid foods that are greasy, spicy, or fatty

  • If odors bother you, choose to eat foods cold or at room temperature or leave the kitchen while food is being prepared.

  • Eat according to the time:  i.e. eat every two hours - set an alarm to remind you to eat.

Nutrition After Cancer Treatment

Your post treatment diet should be very similar to the diet recommended to prevent cancer.  The following tips may be helpful for cancer survivors:

  • Eat soy based foods

  • Eat no more than 18 oz. of red meats (beef, lamb, pork or venison) per week and avoid processed meats (bacon and hot dogs)

  • Limit your added sugar intake

  • There is no evidence that dietary supplements lower your cancer risks or improve survival instead eat more fruits and vegetables.

  • Vegetarian diets can be healthy but have not been shown to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.

  • American Cancer Society recommends 150 minutes of moderate activity (walking) per week

Nutrition to Prevent Cancer

A healthy diet is one with many colors and uses the following suggestion:

  • Lots of fruits and vegetables

  • Plant based and lean proteins

  • Plant based fats such as olive oil

  • Whole grains

  • Limited alcohol intake (two or fewer drinks per day)

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