Weight gain

Help for when you are putting on weight as a result of cancer treatment

Some cancer treatments, such as hormone therapy for breast or prostate cancer, may cause weight gain, while some medicines, such as steroids, may increase your appetite, meaning you want to eat more than usual. Being physically active, together with eating a healthy diet, can help you stay a healthy weight.

Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations explain ways in which simple changes to your diet can have a big impact on helping you to maintain a healthy weight. Or why not visit our recipes website, which has lots of suggestions for healthy meals that are lower in fat and sugar? We also tell you how many of your 5 A DAY each meal contains, to help you eat more fruit and vegetables.