All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

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Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Cancer Nutrition

Proper nutrition can be critically important to your health and feeling of well being when you’re living with cancer. Eating an appropriate diet can improve your ability to cope with the potential side effects of cancer treatment. At the same time, the side effects of treatment can sometimes make it difficult for you to eat a healthy diet.

The cancer nutrition experts at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute can answer your questions and help you to improve your nutritional intake before, during and after treatment. Our registered dietitians can also provide nutrition counseling if you are a cancer survivor.

Individual nutrition consultations

While the side effects of your cancer and treatment may be similar to those of others, no one responds exactly like you. Your experience of cancer is unique, which is why an individual nutrition consultation is often the best way to meet your needs. You’ll meet with a registered dietitian and receive information tailored to your personal eating patterns and symptoms. You’re welcome to bring a friend, relative or caregiver to listen, learn and ask questions with you. An individual consultation usually last about 45 minutes. During the appointment, a registered dietitian will interview you and analyze your eating patterns to determine how your diet measures up to what you need nutritionally. This knowledge will be used to create a personalized plan for you. The dietitian will then review your customized eating plan with you and explain your personal requirements, suggest specific foods and offer tips on how to follow the plan. She can also answer any questions you may have, offer advice on symptoms that might interfere with your health and provide nutritional information sheets related to your needs.

Group nutrition counseling

Periodically, our dietitians offer free, informative group sessions. A group session enables you to learn with others who may be having similar experiences. You may invite a friend, caregiver or family member to accompany you to the session. Group nutrition counseling offers an opportunity to learn basic nutrition strategies as they relate to cancer.

Cancer Nutrition Services
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions