- Dietary Assessment- or food recall of daily diet that is being consumed
- Physical Examination- muscle mass/ strength, evidence of liver disease, vitamin or mineral deficiency, to give classification of a well nourished to severely malnourished patient
- Nutrition Index or Lab Values: protein protein undernutrition or protein-energy-undernutrition, found through serum albumin levels, anthropometrics
- Cancer Assessment: impact of tumor, nutrition status and anti-cancer treatments
The dietitians responsibility is to monitor and evaluate the patient based on these parameters to help maintain optimal nutritional status in the patient.This assessment should be used in ever anti-cancer treatment plan to reduce hospital stays along with increasing nutritional status.
This article can be used as a guide for dietitians that need more advancement on assessing a cancer patient.