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Nutrition

Benefits of Eating Well

Eating well is important for everyone but especially for those who've been diagnosed with cancer. Good nutrition can:
  • Help you cope better with treatment side effects and to recover sooner.
  • Help wounds and damaged tissues heal better. This is important before and after surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or other medical treatment.
  • Improve your body’s immune system – its natural defence – so you're better able to fight infection.
  • Help you maintain muscle strength, stay a healthy weight, have enough energy for everyday tasks and to feel better in yourself.
Eating well is something you can control during your cancer treatment and can enhance your quality of life.