Eating Issues

Indigestion

Macmillan booklets:

  • Controlling the symptoms of cancer
  • Eating Problems and Cancer
  • Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
  • Recipes for people affected by cancer
  • Understanding Radiotherapy

Macmillan factsheets:

  • Dietary Problems after surgery for stomach cancer
  • Controlling nausea and vomiting ( anti-emetic therapy)

Other literature:

  • WRVS Frozen Meal Delivery Service
  • Oakhouse Foods catalogues – ready meals, soft diet, gluten free etc…
  • Wiltshire Farm Foods catalogue – ready meals

Useful local support:

  • Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centres The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough – Tel 01642 835674 Friarage Hospital , Northallerton – Tel 01609 764033
  • WRVS Frozen Meal Delivery Service (Teesside and N Yorkshire ) Tel 08450 621122
  • Meals on Wheels – Thirsk Community Care – Tel 01845 523115

Sore /painful mouth

Macmillan booklets:

  • Controlling the symptoms of cancer
  • Eating Problems and Cancer
  • The side effects of cancer treatment
  • Healthy eating and cancer
  • Managing your weight after cancer treatment
  • Understanding chemotherapy
  • Understanding Radiotherapy

Macmillan Factsheets:

  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
  • Mouth care during chemotherapy
  • Nutritional Support (artificial feeding) and cancer

Other literature:

  • Oakhouse Foods catalogues – ready meals, soft diet, gluten free etc….

Useful local support

  • Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centres

Offering advice, information and support to anyone affected by cancer. Drop in service, no appointments necessary. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough – Tel 01642 835674 Friarage Hospital, Northallerton – Tel 01609 764033

Nausea /vomitting

Macmillan booklets:

  • Controlling the symptoms of cancer
  • Side effects of cancer treatment
  • Eating Problems and Cancer
  • The Building –up Diet
  • Understanding chemotherapy
  • Understanding radiotherapy
  • Healthy eating and cancer
  • Managing your weight after cancer treatment

Macmillan factsheets:

  • Controlling Nausea and Vomiting (anti-emetic therapy)

Useful local support:

  • Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centres

Offering advice, information and support to anyone affected by cancer. Drop in service, no appointments necessary. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough – Tel 01642 835674 Friarage Hospital, Northallerton – Tel 01609 764033

  • Trinity Holistic Centre

Based on site at The James Cook University Hospital but offering outreach services across the area. Use complementary therapies to help alleviate side effects of treatment and symptoms of cancer. Open to patients registered with a South Tees consultant. Tel 01642 854839 for further information

Taste changes

Macmillan booklets:

  • Controlling the symptoms of cancer
  • Eating Problems and Cancer
  • The Building – up Diet
  • Healthy eating and cancer
  • Recipes from Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Managing your weight after cancer treatment
  • Understanding chemotherapy
  • Understanding radiotherapy

Macmillan factsheets:

  • Mouth care during chemotherapy

Useful local support

  • Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centres

Offering advice, information and support to anyone affected by cancer. Drop in service, no appointments necessary. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough – Tel 01642 835674 Friarage Hospital, Northallerton – Tel 01609 764033

Swallowing  difficulties

Macmillan booklets:

  • Controlling the symptoms of cancer
  • Eating Problems and Cancer
  • The Build – up Diet
  • The side effects of cancer treatment
  • Healthy eating and cancer
  • Managing your weight after cancer treatment
  • Understanding chemotherapy
  • Understanding Radiotherapy

Macmillan factsheets:

  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
  • Mouth care during chemotherapy
  • Nutritional Support (artificial feeding) and cancer

Useful local support

  • Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centres

Offering advice, information and support to anyone affected by cancer. Drop in service, no appointments necessary. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough – Tel 01642 835674 Friarage Hospital, Northallerton – Tel 01609 764033

Change in appetite

Macmillan booklets:

  • Controlling the symptoms of cancer
  • Eating Problems and Cancer
  • The Building –up Diet
  • Recipes from Macmillan Cancer Support
  • The side effects of cancer treatment
  • Healthy eating and cancer
  • Managing your weight after cancer treatment
  • Understanding chemotherapy
  • Understanding Radiotherapy

Macmillan factsheets: Nutritional Support (artificial feeding) and cancer Useful local support

  • Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centres

Offering advice, information and support to anyone affected by cancer. Drop in service, no appointments necessary. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough – Tel 01642 835674 Friarage Hospital, Northallerton – Tel 01609 764033

Food preparation

Macmillan booklets

  • Eating Problems and Cancer
  • The Building –up Diet
  • Recipes from Macmillan Cancer Support
  • The side effects of cancer treatment
  • Healthy eating and cancer
  • Managing your weight after cancer treatment

Macmillan factsheets:

  • Controlling Nausea and Vomiting (anti-emetic therapy)

Useful local support

  • Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centres

Offering advice, information and support to anyone affected by cancer. Drop in service, no appointments necessary. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough – Tel 01642 835674 Friarage Hospital, Northallerton – Tel 01609 764033 For full list of regional centres see appendix

  • Independent Living Centre

Healthy diet / weight

Macmillan booklets

  • Healthy eating and cancer
  • Managing your weight after cancer treatment
  • Eating Problems and Cancer
  • Physical Activity and Cancer Treatment
  • Move more pack – Get Active Feel Good
  • Gardening as a way to keep Active

Other literature

  • Eat Healthily , Cut Your Cancer Risk – CRUK
  • Top Tips for a Healthy Weight – CRUK
  • Watch Your Weight , Cut Your Cancer Risk – CRUK
  • Live A Healthy Life, Cut Your Cancer Risk – CRUK
  • Drink Less Alcohol, Cut Your Cancer Risk -CRUK
  • Walk this way – Walking For Health

Useful local support

  • Macmillan Cancer Support & Information Centres

Offering advice, information and support to anyone affected by cancer. Drop in service, no appointments necessary. The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough – Tel 01642 835674 Friarage Hospital, Northallerton – Tel 01609 764033

  • Trinity Holistic Centre

Based on site at The James Cook University Hospital. Offer

    • Holistic Running Club – Wednesday evening at 5.30pm £2 per session
    • Tai Chi – Wednesday 6-7pm, £3.50 per session

Open to patients and their carers. Tel 01642 854839 for further information

  • Walking for Health – Free Health walk schemes led by trained walk leaders. Short walks for beginners , safe routes, good company. Tel 020 7339 8541 , www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder

Useful national organisations

Diet advice

Meals on Wheels