Eating well when you have cancer Eating a varied and healthy diet is important for all of us. The body needs a variety of nutrients from the food we eat, so eating a balanced diet is essential. The World Cancer Research Fund (2007) has published its diet and lifestyle recommendations. The recommendations in this booklet […]
Operation and Anaesthetic This booklet is for adults who are expecting to have an operation. Most people feel anxious about having an operation and anaesthetic – this is quite normal. We hope the information in this booklet will help you to understand more about what will happen to you, answer some of your questions, reduce […]
After Treatment : A guide for Cancer Patients You have finished, or are about to finish, your cancer treatment programme. This may have been an operation, radiotherapy or chemotherapy or a combination of these. Treatment may have taken weeks or months.After your diagnosis, you may have felt a range of emotions, such as fear, anger, […]
Blood Clot Prevention Anyone admitted to hospital may be at risk of developing a blood clot during their hospital stay. The aim of this booklet is to explain the risk of developing a blood clot, the signs of a blood clot, who is at risk and how you can reduce your risk of forming […]
Reducing Infection Risks An infection occurs when a germ (bacterium or virus) enters the body and attacks or causes damage to the whole body or part of it. Some infections can reach the blood stream and become generalised throughout the body. This is known as a bacteraemia or bloodstream infection.Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) are infections […]
About Chemotherapy Chemotherapy means treatment with anti-cancer drugs and they are given to destroy or control cancer cells. There are over 50 different drugs. Drugs may be given on their own or several different drugs may be given together. This is called combination chemotherapy.
Advice for Nausea and VomitingNausea and vomiting are side effects of certain anti-cancer treatments. They may also be due to the illness itself. Ill health, admission to hospital or regular visits for treatment may cause anxiety. This can also affect how much nausea you feel and how you cope with it.People react differently to treatment, […]