The Nutrition and Living with Cancer Helpline

Nutrition and Living with cancer helpline


We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new helpline service, which aims to provide nutritional information and support to people living with cancer.

> How and when to get in touch
> Free posters and business cards

Both living with cancer and going through treatment can make food seem less appealing. Many people even lose their appetite altogether and experience side effects that can have a significant impact on their quality of life and ability to enjoy their food.

Our expert dietitians are here to help tackle issues such as:

  • Taste changes and appetite loss
  • Nausea and constipation
  • Weight loss, and how to maintain a healthy weight during treatment
  • The current evidence regarding nutrition and cancer, including myth-busting stories from the press and social media
  • Interactions between food and medications
  • Maintaining a healthy diet and making food as appealing as possible
  • Accessing further evidence-based information

Opening times

Our helpline is available on:

Tuesdays: 12pm–2pm

Thursdays: 6pm–8pm

Call: 0333 034 1988* / Email:

At World Cancer Research Fund, we believe everyone who has been diagnosed with cancer should be able to access up-to-date and reliable information about the role of nutrition from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond.

That’s why we’ve launched our helpline, staffed by oncology specialist dieticians, to provide this vital service.

*Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call

Spread the word about our new helpline!

Download and print our free posters and business cards to help us reach people living with cancer.

Show your support and donate

We’re aiming to reach over 1,100 patients within 12 months of using the helpline, so please consider donating today and help people with cancer get the vital support they need.


Our helpline isn’t designed to replace any information already provided by your own healthcare professionals. With access to your medical notes and full history, both your GP and specialist cancer team are best placed to help you with any questions that need to be tailored carefully to your own condition.

We don’t keep any detailed health records of the calls and emails we receive. All personal data is processed in line with our privacy notice.