Nutrition is important for everyone, but for cancer patients, it’s especially important. Many cancer patients struggle with appetite and weight loss; nutrition problems affect patients’ ability to tolerate treatment and contribute to mortality .
Savor Health offers nutritional solutions related to oncology. I’ve talked with Susan Bratton, Founder and General Manager, to find out more.
(0:14) Why is nutrition so important for cancer patients?
(1:30) How common is malnutrition among cancer patients?
(2:12) How well is this problem understood? Is awareness increasing?
(5:24) Do patients understand how serious the consequences of malnutrition are, beyond a general awareness of the importance of nutrition?
(6:32) How do nutritional problems vary by type of cancer?
(9:35) How did you become interested in this area?
(12:13) What approaches are being used to address nutrition in cancer patients?
(14:15) Is there an overlap between nutritional counseling and behavioral health? Is depression taken into account?
(15:16) What does Savor Health do?
(19:30) How will the company evolve?
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