How to take control of your cancer treatment

Dealing with cancer treatment can feel physically and emotionally overwhelming at times. With so much new information to take on board, all those appointments and hospital visits, and important decisions being made about your care, it can sometimes feel as if things are out of your hands.

So, what can you do to feel more in control? Here are some Live Better With  planning tips and practical strategies to help you take control of your cancer treatment… Continue reading “How to take control of your cancer treatment”

Share:

Chemo sickness: 15 practical tips for beating nausea during chemotherapy

Feeling sick, or nausea, is a very common side effect of having chemotherapy treatment. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help with the symptoms. However, many people still find that they struggle to deal with the effects of nausea.

The good news is, there are lots of other things you can do to help. Here we take a look at some tried and tested ways of reducing the impact of nausea during chemotherapy… Continue reading “Chemo sickness: 15 practical tips for beating nausea during chemotherapy”

Share:

5 Tips to Make Food Tastier While Living With Cancer

Cooking with cancer - how to make food taste better
Taste plays a vital role in choosing your food and is part of the reason you derive pleasure from eating and drinking. Your cancer treatment can affect your sense of taste causing your food to; lack flavour, taste too sweet, salty or metallic.
Normally these changes are temporary and will begin to improve over time but it can be hard to maintain your calorie intake and meet your body’s protein, vitamin and mineral needs. There are things you can to do to help make food tastier while living with cancer, and here are recommendations from experts and people living with cancer.

Continue reading “5 Tips to Make Food Tastier While Living With Cancer”

Share:

Steroids and Cancer

Steroids are substances that you make naturally in your body. They can be replicated in the lab to help treat certain side effects or symptoms, or to increase the effectiveness of certain chemotherapy drugs. Steroids play important roles in several different mechanisms throughout the body, including fight and flight (stress) and immune responses.

steroids for cancer - cancer and steroids image

Continue reading “Steroids and Cancer”

Share:

5 Tips for Living Better With Cancer During Thanksgiving

If you’re living with cancer this Thanksgiving, the holiday might be feeling a little more stressful than usual. Big family get-togethers, heavy meals, new scents, sounds, and travel can all deplete your energy.

To help, we’ve put together 5 simple tips for navigating Thanksgiving supper when you’re living with cancer.

Live Better With Cancer at Thanksgiving

Continue reading “5 Tips for Living Better With Cancer During Thanksgiving”

Share:

Thanksgiving Alternatives – What To Eat When Cancer Steals Your Appetite

The thought of a full Thanksgiving meal might be overwhelming if you’re living with cancer, so we’ve put together a yummy list of alternative thanksgiving recipes that are tailored to help you manage your symptoms and side-effects.

Thanksgiving alternatives

Some of the most common side effects reported by people living with cancer are eating difficulties, including nausea, mouth soreness, trouble swallowing, dry mouth, or a loss of taste. So how can you still be part of the Thanksgiving celebrations if a huge roast dinner with all the trimmings is out of the question?

Continue reading “Thanksgiving Alternatives – What To Eat When Cancer Steals Your Appetite”

Share:

“You shouldn’t have to cook separate meals from the rest of your family”

The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook wins Best Eating Well prize at Live Better With’s Spotlight Awards

Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook
Salmon or Tofu with Soba Noodles and Oriental Greens

Nominated by our cancer community for its great selection of recipes and easy-to-navigate format, the Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook was awarded the top prize by our esteemed panel of judges.

Find out why the Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook is the ideal product for helping you eat well when you have cancer.

Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. But, understandably, it’s not always that simple.

Continue reading ““You shouldn’t have to cook separate meals from the rest of your family””

Share:

‘It is incredibly rewarding to see how much nutrition can influence people’s health with cancer’

We speak to Liz Butler, a cancer-specific nutritionist, about the best foods to eat when you are diagnosed with cancer, and the foods you should stay far away from

Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. But we know it’s not that simple, is it?

There may be times during your cancer treatment when you are unable to eat as healthy as you would like. When you’re experiencing sore mouth, difficulty swallowing, and general loss of appetite, how are you supposed to keep your diet balanced and nutritious?

Good nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatment can affect your appetite. Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect your body’s ability to tolerate certain foods and use nutrients.

Here’s where Liz Butler steps in. Liz is a nutritional therapist and has been working with people with cancer for the last 17 years. 

Continue reading “‘It is incredibly rewarding to see how much nutrition can influence people’s health with cancer’”

Share: