Thursday 23 February 2017

Cookbook to help cancer patients

A cookbook for cancer patients with swallowing difficulties is now available.
A cookbook for cancer patients with swallowing difficulties is now available.

A cookbook for cancer patients experiencing chewing or swallowing difficulties has been produced by University College Cork and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

The book, Eating Well with Swallowing Difficulties in Cancer, is available free of charge to cancer patients throughout Ireland.

Difficulties chewing and swallowing food affect many cancer patients suffering from cancer of the mouth, throat, neck, oesophagus and stomach, and eating frequently becomes an enormous challenge for these patients.

Critically, weightloss during a cancer patient's treatment can not only have a serious negative impact on their quality of life, but directly impacts on their tolerance to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.

Dr Derek Power, oncologist in Cork and Mercy University Hospitals advised on the book.

See facebook.com/BreakthroughCancerResearch; or breakthroughcancerresearch.ie; and Twitter: @BreakthroCancer for more details.

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