Professionals give lifestyle advice to cancer survivors

Bournemouth Echo: ORGANISERS: Grainne Ford, dietetic manager at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, left, and Dr Jane Murphy ORGANISERS: Grainne Ford, dietetic manager at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, left, and Dr Jane Murphy

HEALTH professionals found out more about the right nutrition and lifestyle advice to give cancer survivors at a masterclass held in Bournemouth.

The free event, called Nutrition for Survivors Beyond Cancer, was jointly organised by Dr Jane Murphy, framework lead for nutrition and exercise science in BU’s School of Health and Social Care, and Grainne Ford, who is the dietetic manager at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Jane said: “The purpose of the masterclass is to think about how we can improve the nutritional knowledge of people working on the frontline, who care for people who have had cancer and are living beyond cancer, and to think about how we can improve their nutritional skills. We also want to signpost them to important nutritional resources and a key evidence base that will support and improve their practice.”

The masterclass took place at the Village Hotel and included talks and interactive workshops on the importance of gentle exercise, the evidence linking nutrition and cancer and how to broach the subject of the need to lose weight survivors.

A second free masterclass will take place at the Kingston Maurward Conference Centre near Dorchester, on Wednesday, November 21 from 10am to 4pm. Find out more and book a place at at bournemouth.ac.uk/hsc/news/2012/june/ne003-nutrition-survivors-beyondcancer.html

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8:44am Mon 12 Nov 12

Roginthesouth says...

As someone who has recently received treatment for cancer, your headline caught my attention. However on reading the report the headline is factually incorrect as attendance to the event was limited to “healthcare professionals”.
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With the increase in cancer, I firmly believe there has to be an underlying cause, and so far all the NHS professionals I have spoken to believe it’s just a matter chance.
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So, does this masterclass from “experts” actually (as indicated) provide evidence that nutrition and lifestyle can either reduce your chances of cancer, or improve the likelihood of it returning?
Did anybody from the Echo attend the event?
Is there a follow up planned with an interview with somebody who did?
To support your headline - how and when does this research and advice actually get to cancer survivors?
As someone who has recently received treatment for cancer, your headline caught my attention. However on reading the report the headline is factually incorrect as attendance to the event was limited to “healthcare professionals”. ` With the increase in cancer, I firmly believe there has to be an underlying cause, and so far all the NHS professionals I have spoken to believe it’s just a matter chance. ` So, does this masterclass from “experts” actually (as indicated) provide evidence that nutrition and lifestyle can either reduce your chances of cancer, or improve the likelihood of it returning? Did anybody from the Echo attend the event? Is there a follow up planned with an interview with somebody who did? To support your headline - how and when does this research and advice actually get to cancer survivors? Roginthesouth
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5:39pm Tue 13 Nov 12

pete woodley says...

Why do we get the wrong story,this information is not helpful to those that have cancer problems,i have prostrate and bladder,and need to see proper information.
Why do we get the wrong story,this information is not helpful to those that have cancer problems,i have prostrate and bladder,and need to see proper information. pete woodley
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