Nutrition for cancer patients: Podcast interview with Savor CEO Susan Bratton

Susan Bratton

Savor Health CEO, Susan Bratton

Nutrition is important for everyone, but for cancer patients it’s especially critical. Many cancer patients struggle with appetite and weight loss; nutrition challenges affect patients’ ability to tolerate treatment and contribute to mortality.

Savor Health provides oncology-related nutritional solutions. I spoke with founder and CEO Susan Bratton to learn more.

  • (0:14) Why is nutrition so important for cancer patients?
  • (1:30) How common is malnutrition among cancer patients?
  • (2:12) How well understood is this problem? Is awareness increasing?
  • (5:24) Do patients understand just how serious the consequences of malnutrition are, beyond a general awareness of the importance of nutrition?
  • (6:32) How do nutritional issues vary by type of cancer?
  • (9:35) How did you become interested in this field?
  • (12:13) What are some of the approaches being used to address nutrition among cancer patients?
  • (14:15) Is there an overlap between nutritional counseling and behavioral health? Is depression taken into account?
  • (15:16) What does Savor Health do?
  • (19:30) How will the company evolve?

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

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