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.