Contact Bowel Cancer Australia's Bowel Care Nutritionist
Questions about bowel cancer, diet or nutrition? Bowel Cancer Austraila's Bowel Care Nutritionist is here to help.
A diagnosis of bowel cancer involves some major changes to diet and lifestyle.
You may still feel in shock, emotionally drained or physically very weak – but it's still vitally important to try and look after yourself and build up your strength, both mentally and physically.
Food and diet can often cause problems on your road to recovery. You may not be able to tolerate some of the foods you once enjoyed and your new bowel habits might be hard to come to terms with.
But there should be no reason for food to become 'the enemy' or for diet to start ruling your life. Food can still be fun and something to be enjoyed, with a little patience and planning.
Food is an important part of all our lives – not only do we need a good diet to maintain our strength and health, it is also often associated with social and fun activities.
Through talking and listening to patients – and also the many people who regularly contact us for support and advice – we understand that there is a real need for specific nutritional guidance and practical tips for patients who are slowly wanting to rediscover a normal appetite for food during cancer treatment.
If you have any general questions about bowel cancer and nutrition, please don't hesitate to contact Bowel Cancer Australia's friendly, qualified Bowel Care Nutritionist who holds a Masters of Health Science in Human Nutrition and is herself a bowel cancer survivor.
Our Bowel Care Nutritionist can help with practical advice on food choices during treatment and in recovery. Specific nutritional advice, menu planning and cooking tips, such as how to modify favourite recipes, are provided to patients, carers and families.
The bowel cancer app also contains practical nutritional information such as:
- Weekly meal/menu planner
- Shopping list
- High and low fibre recipes
You can email our Bowel Care Nutritionist any time for advice. Please send your questions using the form below and you will receive a response within 5 working days.
Alternatively, please call Bowel Cancer Australia's helpline on 1800 555 494 (10am-4pm weekdays).