Many people make changes to their diet after a cancer diagnosis as a way of staying as healthy as possible. They may also do this to help their body cope with the effects of cancer and its treatments. Giving up smoking, increasing physical activity and following a healthy diet are the most important changes people can make for their health.
For most people, making these types of changes will make the biggest difference to their health. They can be more helpful than making any one particular change.
People often ask about ‘superfoods’ or foods that boost the immune system. But there isn’t any medical evidence that suggests these work.
There still isn’t enough clear information to make exact recommendations about what someone with cancer should eat. In general, cancer experts recommend following a healthy, balanced diet. Your healthcare team (this includes your GP, doctors and nurses) are the best people to advise you what, if any, lifestyle changes you can make that may help.