Cancer

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.

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Breast Cancer

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.

Cancer Diagnosis

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.

Cancer Survivors

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.

Prostate Cancer

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.

Useful Websites

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:

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:

Is it an emergency?

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