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Nutrition Services
Angela Martens, RD
Room ON 1018
MacCharles Unit
675 McDermot
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9
(204) 787-2109, or
1-866-561-1026
  Monday - Thursdays
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed holidays
Robin Chambers, RD
St. Boniface Unit
O Block
409 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
(204) 787-1091, or
1-866-561-1026
  St. Boniface:
Monday & Thursdays
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed holidays
MacDermot:
Tuesdays
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed holidays
Gina Sunderland, RD
Room ON 1018
MacCharles Unit
675 McDermot
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9
(204) 787-2109, or
1-866-561-1026
  Wednesdays - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed holidays
Grace Murray, RD
Prairie Mountain Health Base site – Western MB Cancer Centre
300 McTavish Avenue East
Brandon, MB R7A 2B3
(204) 578-2234
Related Reading
The following web sites have excellent information about cancer & nutrition:
National Cancer Institute (NCI). Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During and After Treatment.
American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR). AICR Information Services.
American Cancer Society (ACS). Nutrition for Patients and Survivors.


Nutrition plays an important role in maintaining your health, strength and sense of well-being. Although every person's experience is unique, people with cancer often experience difficulty with eating which can compromise their nutritional status. Malnutrition can result from any of the following:

  • side effects of the cancer treatment (e.g. surgery, radiation, chemotherapy)
  • effects of the tumor itself
  • emotional or social effects resulting from a cancer diagnosis

The goals of nutritional support include:

  • Replete or preserve nutritional status before, during or after treatment.
  • Manage food related discomfort due to cancer and its treatment.
  • Improve strength, well-being and/or quality of life.

You may benefit from meeting with a dietitian if you:

  • are experiencing unwanted weight loss or weight gain
  • are having difficulty with food or fluid intake because of treatment side effects (e.g. taste changes, dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite)
  • cannot tolerate a regular diet due to difficulty with chewing or swallowing
  • would like to try commercial nutritional supplements or other specialized nutritional products to improve your nutritional intake
  • have questions about unconventional nutritional products/therapies
  • have other medical conditions requiring a special diet (e.g. diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, allergies, etc.)
  • have general questions about healthy eating or a healthy diet after cancer treatment.

Nutrition education from a registered dietitian specializing in oncology is available for patients through CancerCare Manitoba. Patients can be referred by any member of their health care team or can arrange for an appointment themselves. Please call 787-2109 or toll free at 1-866-561-1026.