How do I know your advice for people living with cancer is reliable?

Our advice for people living with cancer has been written by World Cancer Research Fund’s team of experienced nutritionists, with the support of dietitians from the Oncology Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

The BDA’s backing ensures our advice is based on the most up-to-date scientific evidence and practical expert advice.

Is your advice in the living with cancer section safe for all adults with cancer?

Our advice has been written in conjunction with specialist oncology dietitians (dietitians who have specialist expertise in working with people with cancer) and should be safe to follow for most adults who have cancer.

However, it’s a general guide and is not suitable for people who are eating very little, have lost a lot of weight unintentionally or are receiving end-of-life treatment – people in these groups will need specialist information and advice which should be available from their teams.

If you follow a special diet for another medical condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, or renal failure, or have had a colostomy or ileostomy, this website may not be suitable for you. In this situation, you should speak to your doctor or dietitian about what safe changes you can make to your diet.

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