Living with and beyond cancer– supporting weight management
Background Current guidelines on cancer survivorship highlight weight management (through diet and physical activity) as a priority but little is known about how much support is available for overweight and obese people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.
Changes in body weight, diet and physical activity offer significant opportunities to reduce the impact (and development) of co-morbidities (e.g. diabetes), ameliorate treatment side effects, improve quality of life, enhance self-esteem and stack the odds against cancer recurrence and second primary tumours. Addressing weight management (WM) enables both diet (food and drink) quality and quantity and physical activity approaches to be combined in a manner which focuses on body composition (building muscle, reducing fat).
Prof Anderson (co-director at SCPN) is looking for people who have had a cancer diagnosis and may have gained weight (or were already overweight) so we can understand more about how to support weight management. We are interested in the patient experiences and are holding a series of focus groups throughout Scotland.
For more info … please contact Meena Bhagat (MBhagat001@dundee.ac.uk) or Prof Annie S. Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)