​​​​Eating well is not always easy when you have cancer and are undergoing treatment. With the help of our registered dietitians, you can learn about eating well during and after treatment. Dietitians can help you:

  • Manage symptoms that affect nutrition
  • Stay hydrated
  • Develop a personal nutrition therapy program
  • Control weight loss or weight gain
  • Understand the risks and benefits of complementary or alternative diet therapies

In one-on-one consultations, a dietitian works with you to plan a healthy diet for you during and after cancer treatment. The dietitian will help you modify your plan as things change.


How to Get Referred

Ask a member of your health care team to refer you if you would like to speak with a dietitian.


Our Team

Daniela Fierini RD
Clinical Nutrition Practice Leader

Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5546

  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Leukemia

Sarah Buchanan RD

Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5549

  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Sarcoma

Michele Davies RD

Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 3657

  • Head & Neck cancer Survivorship (3 months after the end of treatment)

Susan Haines RD

Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5343

  • Breast cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Pituitary cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer

Megan Morrison RD

Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 2428

  • Leukemia
  • Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

Joanne Pun RD

Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5266

  • Head and Neck cancers

Candace Nguyen RD

Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 3286

  • Central Nervous System cancers
  • Melanoma
  • Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant


Nutrition Resources

Group Classes

You can take part in our regular group classes about eating well when you have cancer:


Cancer Cookbook

The dietitians at Princess Margaret co-wrote a cookbook. The cookbook is called Goes Down Easy: Recipes to Help You Cope with the Challenge of Eating During Cancer Treatment. You can borrow the book from the Patient & Family Library or purchase a copy from the pharmacy ($24.95).

Learn more about the Goes Down Easy cookbook​ »


Food Safety Video Series

In collaboration with the Cancer Education Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre dietitians have developed a food safety video series to help people with weakened immune systems reduce their risk of getting food poisoning.

Watch the Food Safety video series for tips on safe grocery shopping and how to handle, store, cook, and prepare foods safely »


Diet & Nutrition Articles

Find articles about cancer and nutrition. Each article has been written by a Registered Dietitian who specializes in cancer care.

Read the Diet & Nutrition articles »

Last reviewed: 7/10/2022
Last modified: 7/11/2022 10:04 AM