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Tips for Side Effects

On-Demand Event – Combating Cancer-Related Side Effects: Changes to Appetite, Tastes, and Smells

Availability: Register now to access the on-demand recording

Duration: 30 minutes

Presenter: Jessica Suarez, Senior Oncology Registered Nurse

Stephanie Meyers, Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist, Senior Oncology Clinical Dietitian

Navigating the maze of food tasting "off" or smell overwhelming? If you feel like you're constantly dodging obstacles just to eat, you're not alone. Join our power team, oncology nurse Jessica Suarez and oncology dietitian Stephanie Meyers, as they guide you through the twists and turns of cancer-related side effects.

First, Jessica will explore the reasons for changes in appetite, taste, and smell during cancer treatment. She’ll share insights and practical advice to navigate these challenges. Stephanie will then map out how to adapt what you eat to not only cope with these changes but also to find enjoyment in food again.

Take control today; register and join us for an interactive event!

Jessica Suarez, BSN, RN, OCN

Senior Oncology Nurse

Iris Oncology

Jessica is a Senior Oncology Registered Nurse at Iris Oncology with 14 years of experience delivering compassionate nursing care. She has over 6 years of experience working with patients who have been affected by cancer, particularly patients who have undergone care for head & neck cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Jessica is Oncology Certified with an additional certification in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration. She is passionate about working with patients and their loved ones to address and overcome barriers to care.

Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Iris Oncology

Stephanie Meyers is a Senior Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at Iris Oncology with 25 years of experience delivering compassionate and evidence-based nutrition care to those affected by cancer. She’s the former Nutrition Manager at The Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and presents seminars worldwide on mindful eating, family nutrition, and cancer survivorship. Stephanie is also the author of, End the Mealtime Meltdown: Using The Table Talk Method to Free Your Family From Daily Food Struggles and Picky Eating and the founder of Families Eating Well, a nutrition practice helping parents coach healthy eating skills in kids.