Penny Brohn UK’s nutritional therapists teamed up with specialist dietitians from Avon and Somerset NHS Trusts* to create two in depth guidance booklets to help people living with cancer eat well.
Eating well is an important way we can support our health and wellbeing. If you have cancer it can help reduce some of the side-effects and symptoms of treatment, and can reduce the chances of your cancer returning.
Eating well isn’t always easy, especially during cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. These booklets provide tips and guidance to eating well during your treatment but also look at specific symptoms which can make eating difficult during treatment.
The information and guidance was compiled by oncology dietitians, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiographers and nutritional therapists, and been reviewed by members of the public. The booklets aim to help people living with cancer eat as well as they can to boost their strength, manage their side-effects and symptoms, inform them about food hygiene during chemo and answer questions commonly asked by others going through cancer treatment.
These booklets are free to download from the Penny Brohn UK website and are available to anyone affected by cancer.
*These booklets were funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and produced in partnership with Penny Brohn UK and Specialist Registered Dietitians based at Weston Area Health Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol.