We know healthy eating is important, but research has shown that eating healthily can be beneficial for those with cancer, and that benefits may include a reduction in symptoms and treatment side effects, and improved quality of life.
At AMMF’s Patient and Carer Information Day meeting (29 October 2020), Senior Specialist Dietitian at The Wellington Hospital in London, Glenda O’Connor, who specialises in complex nutrition support for GU and HPB patients, spoke about what those diagnosed with CCA should eat, the problems that may be encountered during and after treatments and how to manage them, and added in lots of hints and tips for those with CCA.
To see Glenda’s slides from the day, with her useful information, click here
Other important benefits to be found by eating healthily are enhanced psychological and emotional wellbeing, and this is thought to be due to the increased sense of control this gives, which can lead to a reduction in stress.
Penny Brohn Cancer Care http://www.pennybrohncancercare.org the UK leaders in holistic care, has produced “Healthy Eating Guidelines’ for those with cancer, and this information can be downloaded by clicking here.
Penny Brohn Cancer Care has also produced a book, Nourish, which shows how to prepare more than 70 simple meals, snacks and drinks that are packed with nutrients.
Penny Brohn Cancer Care helpline: 01275 370 163,
Other useful links regarding nutrition:
British Association of Nutritional Therapists
Tel: 08706 061284
British Dietetic Association
Tel: 0121 200 8080
Tel: 020 7602 0228
Tel: 01276 301242
NHS National Library for Health
World Cancer Research Fund
Tel: 020 7343 4205