My Treatment Journey
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed, are on your treatment journey or you’re looking after someone who’s been diagnosed, you’ll find a wealth of information, support and products to help
Main Treatment Methods
In radiotherapy, ionizing radiation, such as an x-ray, is used to destroy or prevent tumor cells from increasing in size. Because the radiation is aimed directly at the tumor site, this method is more accurate when compared to chemotherapy. The patient does not feel any pain during the sessions, but there may be side effects that cause pain later.Close
Chemotherapy consists of administering medication orally or in the patient’s veins, arteries or muscles. It can reach cancer cells in any part of the body. There is a different type of chemotherapy medication for each case and side effects may vary, so it’s important to talk to your doctor and avoid self-medication.Close
The goal of surgery is to completely remove the tumor or reduce the amount of tumor cells and relieve symptoms. There are some important measures that can be taken to lower the risk of surgical complications.Close
Navigating Nutrition: Colon Cancer Diet Advice
Eating well and following a balanced, nutritious diet is one of the best ways you can prepare for colon cancer treatment1. But what is a healthy ‘colon cancer diet’?
Safe Food Handling with a Weakened Immune System
How to Prepare Some Vegetables While Keeping Their Nutrients
Certain cooking methods can make meals more nutritious
Vitamins and Minerals That Play a Major Role in the Battle Against Cancer
Ask your doctor or nutritionist about the need of taking vitamin and mineral supplements. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Is it Possible to Have a Vegetarian Diet During Cancer Treatment?
It’s best if patients do not make any dietary changes before talking to their doctor or nutritionist
How to Have a Better Diet Before Starting Cancer Treatment
Why is it important to make changes on your diet before the treatment?