Cancer can present unique challenges when choosing foods. These resources can help you make healthy food choices if you are living with cancer or are a cancer survivor.
After you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, making healthy food and lifestyle choices can help improve your overall health, reduce your risk for heart disease and osteoporosis and may help lower the chance of breast cancer returning.
While undergoing cancer treatment, eating well helps keep your immune system working at its best. It is also important to know how the use of dietary supplements or alcohol may affect your condition and/or treatment.
- Healthy Eating Guidelines for After a Cancer Diagnosis
- Healthy Eating Guidelines for After a Cancer Diagnosis: Alcohol
- Healthy Eating Guidelines for After a Cancer Diagnosis: Dietary Supplements
A healthy diet and lifestyle can help reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and help you feel your best after cancer treatment ends. Learn more about achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight.
After you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, making healthy food and lifestyle choices can help improve your overall health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis, and may help lower than chance of other new cancers.
BC Cancer Agency
This website provides information about cancer and its treatment. It also provides information on nutrition for breast, prostate and lung cancer, how to cope with cancer, and the side effects of treatment. For information on diet, body weight and lifestyle choices to lower the risk of breast cancer returning, improve survival and promote overall health click on the links below:
- BC Cancer Agency
- A Nutrition Guide for Women with Breast Cancer (PDF 1.21 MB)
- Nutrition Cancer Education Forum — What do I Eat Now? (video)
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization. This website provides information about prevention and treatment of cancer including nutrition, research, and support and services.
American Cancer Society (US)
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. For information on alternative medicine in cancer treatment, or for answers to common diet questions during and after cancer treatment, click on the links below:
- American Cancer Society (US)
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers to Common Questions