Nutrition Programs

Nutrition contributes to our physical and mental health.  Age, health, medications, and the environment all can impact our nutritional balance.  Understanding the importance of nutrition is a life long experience!

Good nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatment can affect your appetite. Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect your body’s ability to tolerate certain foods and use nutrients. The nutritionists at our center work with patients and their loved ones to understand your unique nutrition needs and to cope with treatment side effects that may affect how well you can eat.

Throughout the year, a variety of nutrition programs are offered for our patients and caregivers.

For information about nutrition or upcoming programs, check out the event calendar or contact one of our nutritionists below:


Debra DeMille, MS, RD, LDN, CSO

Oncology Nutrition Services

Contact

Phone: 215.829.6560

Email: Debra.DeMille@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Abby Wetzel, MS, RD, LDN

Oncology Nutrition Services

Contact

Phone: 215.829.6737

Email: Abby.Wetzel@uphs.upenn.edu