Diet and nutrition

Having a brain tumour, and undergoing treatment for it, can affect your appetite and cause other symptoms, such as fatigue and nausea. Eating well can help to combat these effects and help keep your energy levels steady.

Diet and nutrition is of great interest to the scientific community and those affected by all types of cancer, not just brain tumours. While the medicinal properties of different foods and micro nutrients are still being investigated, the most important thing for any patient is to make sure that their diet is sufficient and balanced enough to help them and their bodies pull through treatment and recovery.

The information we provide is meant to help you understand what a balanced diet should be like, it gives practical advice for when treatment makes it difficult to eat and it addresses related topics such as the ketogenic diet.


A balanced diet could help you keep your strength and energy up, lower your risk of infection and recover well from treatment

Helping your child to eat

Treatment for brain tumours can make it harder for your child to eat an adequate amount of food and maintain a healthy weight

Ketogenic diet

A high fat, low carbohydrate diet which was first used to manage epilepsy in children who didn't respond to medication.

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