World Cancer Research Fund has launched a new booklet providing advice on eating well during cancer. The booklet looks at the most common side-effects of cancer and cancer treatments, and provides tips and advice to help people cope better.

In a YouGov survey commissioned by World Cancer Research Fund, it was found that out of 122 cancer patients, 47 per cent of them had never received any dietary advice that could help them cope with some of the side-effects from cancer treatment. Another 21 per cent said they only received a small amount of dietary advice from their health professionals.

The survey also found that out of 882 people who have a close family member who has had, or is having cancer treatment, only 4 per cent had received a lot of dietary advice that could help them cope with some of the side-effects from cancer treatment.

The booklet was written with support from the British Dietetic Association’s specialist oncology group to ensure it contains the most up-to-date and evidence-based advice, and contains recipes written by our nutritionists to help put some of the advice into practice.

Health professionals can order a free copy of the booklet.