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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


dietary counseling  listen  (DY-uh-TAYR-ee KOWN-suh-ling)

  A process by which a health professional with special training in nutrition helps people make healthy food choices and form healthy eating habits. In cancer treatment, the goal of dietary counseling is to help patients stay healthy during and after treatment and to stay strong enough to fight infections and the recurrence of disease. Also called nutritional counseling.