Eating Well is Being Well
Good nutrition is especially important if you have cancer. Both the illness and treatments can affect the way you eat and the way your body tolerates certain foods and uses nutrients. Therefore it is important to understand what works better for your body at this time. In this pursuit, dietitions are available at no charge to people UCSF is treating for cancer.
Greta Macaire, RD, MS
Greta Macaire has been an Oncology Dietitian at the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Dietetics from San Francisco State University and completed her dietetic internship at the San Francisco VA MedicalCenter. Greta is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). She specialized in oncology nutrition and has been caring for cancer patients for over fourteen years. Greta offers tailored nutrition plans that support individual goals with consideration to a person’s overall health, specific cancer, nutrition needs during treatment, and eating patterns to optimize wellness and quality of life.
To schedule an appointment with Greta Macaire, please contact the UCSF oncology practice where you are being seen. Her services are provided at no charge to UCSF cancer patients.
Lisa Ploss, RD, MPH
Lisa Ploss is an oncology dietitian with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2015. She has a dual bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s in home economics from Humboldt State University. She received her Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Ploss is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO), a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), and a Fellow of both the American Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A Registered Dietitian for 30+ years, Ploss’ goal is to make nutritional information relevant and practical, with plans tailored to each patient’s particular diagnosis and life circumstances with an emphasis on quality of life. Before joining UCSF, Ploss served as a dietitian on the oncology and gastroenterology teams at Highland Hospital in Oakland and as an oncology dietitian at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley.
To schedule an appointment with Lisa Ploss, please contact the UCSF oncology practice where you are being seen. Her services are provided at no charge to UCSF cancer patients.