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TARYN REBUCK
Registered dietitian
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

Education: Bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center Dietetic Internship.

Responsibilities: Physicians or nurses refer patients to Rebuck for a variety of nutrition problems, including weight loss, severe nausea/vomiting from treatments, decreased appetite and taste changes from treatments and evaluation of tube feedings if needed.

"My job is important because eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after cancer treatment can make you feel stronger and make your body better able to handle cancer treatments."

Rebuck gives tips on how to increase calories through milk shakes and butter, use vitamins effectively, eat small amounts frequently and eat as soon as hungry.

Best part of the job: "The best part of my job is being able to make one person's day-to-day life better. Nutrition can't cure cancer, but good nutrition can make someone feel like they have more energy to do the things they want to do."