World Cancer Research Fund

Eat Well During Cancer

Around half of all cancer patients do not receive any dietary advice which could help ease some of the side-effects of their treatment. This project aims to produce and distribute information booklets for cancer patients and their families to help them cope with the side effects of their treatment.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1000739)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£4,608

Donations

82

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    Helping

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Situation

Research has shown that cancer patients who lose more than 10% of their pre-illness weight have death rates that are significantly higher than weight-stable cancer patients. However, our research has shown there is very little consistent information available at present that supports the cancer patient who is trying to cope with these side-effects and be healthy. 77% of surveyed health professionals agreed that there was a need to provide advice that is more consistent.

Solution

Around half of cancer patients don't receive dietary advice that could ease the side-effects of treatment. This project will fill the current gap and provide cancer patients with evidence-based printed and online information to support them with the diet-related side effects of cancer treatment. By doing so we will tackle many of the myths that currently surround eating healthily whilst receiving cancer treatment and enable healthcare professionals to provide consistent advice to patients.