Living with cancer – your questions answered

When you’re going through cancer treatment, we know there are all sorts of queries relating to what you eat and drink, and how much physical activity you need. Here, we try to answer the most common questions about diet and exercise during cancer treatment.

Is a vegan diet safe during cancer treatment?

Does a vegan diet provide advantages during cancer treatment?

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Can a vegan diet inhibit cancer growth?

Can a vegan diet delay or stop the growth of cancer cells?

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Can I eat meat if I have cancer or have had cancer?

What is the evidence and is eating meat essential?

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Should I avoid sugar if I have cancer?

If I avoid sugar will it starve the cancer cells?

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Does sugar cause cancer growth?

Is eating sugar bad when you have cancer?

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Should I avoid soy if I have breast cancer?

What do the studies show?

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Do I still need to take my medication?

If I follow the cancer prevention recommendations on this website do I still need to take medication?

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Should I take dietary supplements during cancer treatment?

Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements during cancer treatment?

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How important is protein during cancer?

What benefits does protein intake have during cancer treatment?

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Should I take vitamin D if I have or have had prostate cancer?

Does vitamin D increase the risk of developing cancer?

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Should I take vitamin D if I have or have had breast cancer?

Does vitamin D cause breast cancer?

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Does cancer affect my bone health?

Does cancer increase the risk of bone thinning?

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What can I do about weight loss during cancer treatment?

Practical nutrition tips you can use

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I need tips for unwanted weight gain during cancer

There are practical and nutritional options

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What can I do if I have diarrhoea during cancer treatment?

There are a number of steps you can take

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Is your advice for people living with cancer endorsed by dietitians?

Who has checked this advice to make sure it’s accurate?

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How do I know your advice is reliable?

Is this advice based on the latest scientific evidence?

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What should I do if your advice conflicts with that of my doctor or dietitian?

Should I follow the advice of my doctor or dietitian?

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Is an appointment with a dietitian helpful when you’re living with cancer?

Is personalised guidance beneficial?

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