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Fibre is the part of plant foods that the body cannot digest. There are two types:
Insoluble fibre provides the bulk and this is important to move food waste out of the body quickly,

Watching out for weight gain

If no nutrition problems then a healthy cancer treatment diet that also helps you to stay in shape. Exercise has many benefits during treatment.

Nutritional problems associated with different types of cancer

Another point to bear in mind is that different kinds of cancer carry certain potential nutritional dangers.

A note on dairy products

Including some dairy food options is a good way to boost your protein intakes. But many people give up dairy foods when they find out they have cancer,

Should I avoid red meat?

Lean red meat is a very high quality type of protein. It contains a more potent source of iron and is often a food the body needs more of during treatment.


Protein needs to be a focus nutrient for people with cancer. Cancer does take it out of you, along with the treatments, and surgery can place quite a bit of stress

Monitoring your nutritional health in cancer

While your doctors and specialist nurses can give you the treatments to fight cancer, eating well and keeping an eye

Cachexia – the wasting syndrome

Cachexia is a wasting syndrome with loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight.

Nutrition can help improve your quality of life and treatment outcomes.

Eating well and doing your best to meet your energy (calories), protein (higher than usual) and other nutrient requirements