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Macmillan Durham Cachexia Pack - Patients

The Macmillan Durham cachexia pack is a resource for the assessment and management of problems with eating and weight loss in cancer patients with Cancer Cachexia. It was developed by a multiprofessional team in County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. Selected contents of the Macmillan Durham cachexia pack are published on with editor's permission (Source:

Adapting meals to prevent weight loss

This leaflet contains ideas for nourishing snacks, drinks and recipes for adapting your meals to increase the calorie and nutrient content. This is called "food fortification".

Managing change in your eating

Are you having problems with eating? This leaflet will tell you how other people have helped themselves to live with changes in their eating habits.

Mouth care

Looking after the mouth is an important part of helping a patients' symptoms such as dry mouth, sore mouth and taste changes. Some ideas of ways your patients can do that are listed in this fact sheet.

Tips to help you eat well

How to eat well when having cancer can be different to how a patient ate before. It’s about making the most of the appetite that a patient has. This leaflet can help your patients.

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