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Nutrition through the Cancer Journey

22nd June 2019

'Nutrition through the Cancer Journey' is a new project set up to develop an online nutrition resource for people affected by cancer. 

This website, which is being developed with staff, patients, relatives/friends, will provide information and support to enable people to self-manage nutritional issues that may be encountered as a result of cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment.

Over the past six months lots of work has already been done to develop the website: 

  • Links have been established with dietitians and other healthcare colleagues across each of the six North of Scotland health Boards - NHS Tayside, NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, NHS Shetland, NHS Orkney, NHS Western Isles, as well as cancer charities and carers organisations.
  • The website has a name! Thank you to all of those who completed the survey to help name the project. Over 70% of people preferred the name "Nutrition through the Cancer Journey" for the website.
  • The project team has attended various events over the last six months to receive information on the latest work in cancer care.
  • You can read more about the project plans in their recent newsletter - click here to download 

The project is currently looking at new ways for people affected by cancer and those in a caring role in the North of Scotland region to access nutrition information, including ways to improve eating and drinking with symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment.

They are interested in finding out about your experience of obtaining nutrition information and your thoughts on how the service can be improved. 

Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey

Click here to give your views! 

If you would like any further information or if you have any questions, comments or feedback please contact the project lead:

Joanne Thomson

North Cancer Alliance Project Dietitian


Don't forget to like them on Facebook @Nutritionthroughthecancerjourney

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