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Jane’s books

WCRF Eating Well and being Active following Cancer treatment.

http://www.wcrf-uk.org/PDFs/EatingWellBeingActive.pdf

 

How to Eat Well when you have Cancer (2012).

  (Freeman J. London: Sheldon Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-84709-141-3)

This is a book was published in the UK, whilst Jane consulted at a leading Oncology Hospital in Harley St London.  It is available from Amazon UK or can be downloaded on kindle.  It was highly reviewed by a large  UK  Cancer patient support group ( Macmillian Support Group).

Here is a sneak peak of some the reviews.

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Breast cancer patient (36-45) (January 2013)

This is one of the best books I have read about diet and lifestyle for cancer patients. It suggests ways of dealing with situations without preaching and answers many questions and myths around cancer. It is a book that you could refer to at different times in the cancer journey, for example when going through chemotherapy, for general well being, or living with cancer and its side effects. It also deals with how to move on after treatment and manage weight, something all cancer patients struggle with (gaining or losing it). I found the sections on dealing with the side-effects of drugs and fatigue the most useful.

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Survivor of head and neck cancer.

I wish I had had this book when I was first diagnosed with head and neck cancer. I’m sure it would have helped me stay in better health during my radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment; I may even have avoided at least one, if not both, of the emergency hospital admissions that I needed following treatment, when I was suffering from severe malnutrition. I also wish that the dietician, the Macmillan nurse specialist, the consultant radiologist and the radiotherapists responsible for my care had all read this book!

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Living with advanced breast cancer (56-65) (February 2013)

The emphasis of this book is on how food supports us. Itʼs not a diet book, but a book on nutrition, and the more the general public read about this subject, the less cancer there may be in years to come. It covers all stages, from beginning to the end, all treatments and surgery of most of the common cancers. It is particularly good for those with upper and lower gastric cancers. It is easy to understand. It is at times hard to keep focused on what individual vitamins do, but this is the case with most books on nutrition. Perhaps a glossary of what they do would be helpful as a point of reference. Itʼs a nice size and the text is easy to read. The recipes are excellent but I would prefer them all together in one section at the end, with a reference to them in the relevant chapter. The plate diagrams (pp 57-58) could be more attractive. This isnʼt a diet book but a book on how best to feed our bodies when our bodies are being attacked by the cancer and the treatment drugs. It also takes time to make you feel ok about having side-effects, especially fatigue, which so many try to fight. It will help cancer patients acknowledge and accept the side-effects, while reminding us of how much we normally would have enjoyed our food and how this is still possible. It also had no agenda on particular diets but only in what is fact. I like the honesty of this book and how practical it is. There is no hidden agenda. It is also easy to dip in and out. I could have saved a lot of money had this book been available when I had my cancer. I have already recommended it and have had very positive feedback.

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Survivor of cancer of the tonsil (56-65) (January 2013)

I really like this book. It has excellent advice on diet throughout the cancer journey. It explains that everybody’s journey is different, no two people are the same or have the same cancer, and gives advice accordingly. It is refreshing to read compared to hearing – and I quote – “if you eat five fruit and vegetables a day, you won’t get cancer, and doing this will cure you!!!” This was from somebody promoting cancer awareness.

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