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I bought this book to share with my lung cancer support group. I was really impressed with the overall quality, production and content of the book. It was very well received by the group and several people wanted to order a copy. A great resource for cancer patients.

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About The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook by Dr Clare Shaw

Packed with delicious recipes from top chefs, and compiled by the consultant dietician at the world-leading Royal Marsden Hospital, this recipe book is the perfect solution if you're trying to eat a balanced diet during or after your cancer treatment.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • A detailed section by Clare Shaw about diet and cancer and the problems you may face during treatment (like loss of appetite, nausea, sore mouth, change of taste)
  • Recipes to cook during treatment, that are nutritionally beneficial and wholesome enough to keep you strong even if you can’t eat too much
  • A section of recipes for after treatment aimed at keeping you healthy.

With contributions from top chefs and food writers including Stephanie Alexander, Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein, Jack Munroe and many others, The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook aims to make cooking easy and enjoyable, as well as providing helpful advice and support.

There may be times during your cancer treatment when you are unable to eat as healthily 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?

The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook explores the foods that will support and nourish you during this time and offers more than 150 delicious, healthy recipes. All the recipes have been reviewed and analysed by Dr Clare Shaw PhD, RD, Consultant Dietitian at The London-based Royal Marsden Hospital, a world-leading cancer centre specialising in diagnosis, treatment, care, education and research.

The book includes three sections: the side effects that might affect your eating during treatment; recipes to cook during treatment that are nutritious and full of energy; and a section of recipes to try after treatment, aimed at keeping you healthy.

The recipes are designed for all the family - as well as for friends - to share, so you don't have to cook individual meals, this easing stress and saving time and money. Positive, healthy eating is acknowledged to be invaluable in helping people to remain physically and mentally strong.

Customer Reviews

  1. Brilliant advice and recipes

    Sarah NesfiekdThursday, 19 April 2018

    This cookbook contains lots of helpful advice about how to eat well on chemo and cope with the side effects It also has fantastic recipes suitable for everyone a great buy

  2. Cookbook

    AJMonday, 08 May 2017

    A lovely book, but the packaging was poor so the book arrived slightly damaged.

  3. poor appetite with kidney cancer

    Jacinta HillsWednesday, 08 March 2017

    My friend is pleased as she is finding it hard to know what to cook her sick husband

  4. Fantastic cook book for any person affected by cancer

    SianFriday, 16 October 2015

    As an oncology dietitian for over 15 years it has been very difficult to find a cook book which provided the right information in a well presented format. Now thanks to Clare's book we have that product! The book is split into two sections for recipes, those during treatment and those for after treatment. As more people are now living well with cancer and the national Cancer survivorship inititiative it's great to see that section in the book. All recipes have been nutritionally analysed with additional tips or comments, some have even been provided by a celebrity. For me, what adds the X factor is the introduction section with provides the reader with sound evidence based information on healthy eating, first line dietary information for common nutritional side effects and answers to the FAQs. There is also a table which shows which recipes are best suited for what nutrition side effect. I would definitely recommend this book to people I care for during and after their Cancer treatment. My only complaint is that Clare beat me to it producing the book!!

  5. A versitle collection of informative recipes in a beautifully presented book

    L E E.Thursday, 15 October 2015

    The Cancer Cookbook is a versitle collection of recipes specifically designed to meet the needs of the person with cancer, whatever their nutritional needs may be. These recipes can be adapted to make them healthier or they can be fortified in order to add what may be much needed energy and protein when appetite is reduced. The book also provides advice about nutrition and plenty of ideas to help with what can often be a very challenging symptoms, and the pictures are so beautiful they will inspire you to cook recipes that will appeal to the whole family. I would recommend this book to anyone with or recovering from cancer.

  6. Excellent presentation and content

    JASSunday, 27 September 2015

    Excellent presentation and content. One star lost for the prominent use of 'Cancer' on the cover - could be an upsetting reminder. I printed a matching CARING to substituteit, so now it is The Royal Marsden Caring Cookbook, and not having to be kept under wraps

  7. with a lot of easy to understand and in depth

    MRS M R L B.Saturday, 26 September 2015

    Very well written book, with a lot of easy to understand and in depth, helpful information provided in the first chapter. Details of types of food suitable for the many symptoms caused by the varying treatments being undertaken affecting the appetite of the patient. Many well illustrated recipes to entice those struggling to eat but needing nutrition and also appealing to those looking after a cancer sufferer and furthermore to non cancer patients as well. Highly recommended.

  8. Excellent. Thank you!

    LBHFriday, 25 September 2015

    Excellent. Published at an opportune moment as exactly what I was looking for. Easy to read and with clear presentation, it gives thoroughly informative nutritional advice that ideally everyone should know anyway. Brilliant chart to quickly identify which recipes are or are not suitable depending on the patient's various and ever evolving side effects. Last but by no means least, absolutely delicious recipes by great chefs that are easy to make! It has been a pleasure discovering this book during challenging times and the recipes are so good it will have a permanent place in the kitchen. Living abroad I just wish it would now be translated into French so I could recommend it to my many friends and acquaintances who are being or have been treated for cancer.