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Nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting patients receivingtreatment for cancer. Carefully considered nutritional options canhelp to manage patients with weight loss and cachexia, support thepatient’s ability to recover from surgery and cope withtreatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Patients livingwith and beyond cancer can also benefit from advice on optimalnutrition and lifestyle changes.

Edited by Dr Clare Shaw, Consultant Dietitian at The RoyalMarsden NHS Foundation Trust, Nutrition and Cancer takes anunrivalled look at this prevalent disease, offering the reader:

  • An insight into the nutritional challenges faced for patientswith cancer
  • A practical guide to nutrition and dietetic practice in cancercare
  • A detailed look at nutritional options for different diagnosticgroups
  • Contributions from a wide range of cancer specialists

An excellent resource for dietitians, clinical nutritionists,doctors, nurses and other health professionals working with cancerpatients, this book is also a fascinating reference for studentsand researchers with an interest in the area.

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