Tag: nutrition

  • Nutrition tips for children during cancer treatment

    You’re probably aware that nutrition plays a huge part in a child’s overall health and wellbeing at any stage of their lives. However, did you know that nutrition may also help your child to better tolerate their cancer treatment, fight infection and assist with their recovery? Here’s what the experts have to say about the best way to approach nutrition during a child’s cancer treatment. Also, please go easy on yourself and remember that it’s okay to be flexible and cut corners while your child is in hospital. It won’t cause any harm if you serve Weet-bix for dinner or […]

  • Keeping your child healthy during cancer remission

    This factsheet from US website familydoctor.org offers some information and tips for parents when their child finishes treatment. Whether your child is in partial or complete remission, you may have questions like ‘what do I do next?’ and fears like ‘what if the cancer comes back?’ This article covers some topics including: Nutrition and exercise, Keeping records of your child’s treatment, and Late effects. To end this resources suggests Questions to ask your doctor such as: What kinds of symptoms should I look for that mean I should call you? What doctors should my child see now that the cancer is […]

  • ONTrac at Peter Mac

    The ONTrac at Peter Mac Cancer Service is located at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria, Australia. Their multidisciplinary team of health professionals works together to ensure that young people are supported before, during and after their cancer treatment. This web page includes information on clinical services for young people like: diagnosis and disease management, palliative and survivorship care, general adolescent health, emotional and mental health concerns, fertility and sexual health, physical and nutritional wellbeing, school and vocation support, and family-focused treatments. The service also provides : Secondary consultation service, Professional development, education and training, research and data collection program, […]

  • World Health Organization says processed meat causes cancer

    The American Cancer Society has published an article stating that the cancer agency of the World Health Organization says processed meat causes cancer. “Twenty-two experts from 10 countries reviewed more than 800 studies to reach their conclusions … IARC published its report online October 26, 2015 in The Lancet Oncology.” Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on nutrition, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Eating well during cancer treatment

    This article from Australian Healthy Food Guide offers some tips for eating well during cancer treatment. Dietitian Charlotte Graydon discusses some of the common eating problems, and solutions, for cancer patients. “There are few families who haven’t been affected by cancer in some way. Cancer treatment and surgery are major issues to face during this time. And eating well brings yet another set of challenges into the mix. Your body is under a lot of stress during treatment and, while maintaining a healthy diet is essential, it can be difficult. The cancer itself can cause taste changes, fatigue, anxiety, depression […]

  • Cooking for a cancer patient on a budget

    In this article by I Had Cancer, chef Ryan Callahan offers some useful tips on cooking for a cancer patient on a budget. Cancer is expensive, so these cost saving ideas can help keep you on track. His tips include: Set a monetary budget and stick to it Plan a menu for the week Don’t impulse purchase Prep and freeze perishable items Use your leftovers to make other dishes Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on nutrition, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Is there a diet to prevent and treat cancer?

    Is there a diet to prevent and treat cancer? is a short article that highlights the importance of healthy eating to prevent cancer. It was written by the Dietitians Association of Australia and points out that in general people with cancer shouldn’t cut out groups of food. Please note: Always speak with a health professional about medical decisions. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on nutrition, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Breakdown of the healthy eating pyramid

    Solaris Cancer Care has published a blog on the healthy eating pyramid. This simple visual guide shows the types and proportion of foods that we should eat every day for good health based on the AUSTRALIAN DIETARY GUIDELINES (2013). Note: Solaris Cancer Care published this blog post on June 2nd, 2015. For more information, Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on nutrition. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Helping your child to eat during cancer treatment

    Helping your child to eat during cancer treatment is an accessible 15-page PDF. This online resource was developed by the UK Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group and offers practical advice and tips on how your child’s treatment may affect their diet and what you can do about it. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on nutrition. Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, please share your insights and knowledge to help other people facing cancer. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • Understanding complementary therapies

    Understanding complementary therapies is an 88-page online booklet developed by the Cancer Council. Cancer Council (and Cancer Advisor) only support complementary therapies which have been found safe and effective in scientific studies. This booklet explores therapies such as meditation and relaxation, support groups, art therapy, music therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and yoga. It also looks at how these therapies can be used alongside your standard treatment for cancer. Always speak with your treating team if you are planning on taking any treatment or therapies outside of your standard treatment for cancer. Have you had any experience with complementary therapies? Let us know in the comments […]

  • Eating right for your health

    Factsheet on how to eat well during cancer treatment and cope with changes in appetite and eating habits, from UK organisation CLIC Sargent. Please note, some information will be targeted at a UK audience.