Cancer is not random, it’s personal

Specialising in breast cancer support was a natural choice following my own diagnosis twenty-five years ago. Despite excellent medical care I felt that I needed more than medicine to ensure long term survival. I knew my diet and lifestyle choices had contributed to my health problems, together with my genes. I don’t in any way blame myself for what happened, but I was still keen to take responsibility for recovery.

My search for answers led me into a lifetime of study to learn about optimal and then personal nutrition, and more recently into the wonderful world of nutrigenomics. It is widely acknowledged that personalised medicine is the way to improve cancer outcomes, and there is a growing understanding of the role of diet and lifestyle medicine for cancer, but still we fail to provide this life-saving advice on the NHS.    

I became a nutritional therapist because of the refusal of conventional medicine to recognise the role of diet and lifestyle in oncology outcomes. I desperately needed that knowledge and I realised that others did too. Twenty years later, evidence is growing fast but change is slow, so I still have work to do. I run a busy clinic, helping dozens of clients each year to see their diagnosis with new eyes, and regain their health and happiness. I am also developing an online course so that I can reach more people. My work is firmly based in evidence and experience with a large helping of empathy thrown in.

You can read more about the way I work here, read about my own experience of breast cancer here. When you are ready, please book an appointment here.

To keep in touch with me please follow me on Instagram or direct questions to me using the contact form. There will normally be a short wait before your appointment. Please be aware that I am unable to provide urgent or acute care.

Dawn Waldron | Nutritional Therapist and Nutrigenetic Counsellor
PG Cert (Personalised Nutrition), BSc(Hons), DipION, mBANT, CNHC

The plethora of books and advice out there is confusing to say the least.  Your ability to distil the latest research and give sensible practical advice on how to make changes to our diets I personally find invaluable.


I just wanted to add my voice to the admiration and encouragement for your next steps, it’s a fantastic idea and I eagerly look forward to seeing what emerges, you are such a positive, informative and supportive resource for women with breast cancer, if ever you feel that your voice is being minimised by those with narrower narratives than yours (medical modal etc) just remember the community of women and medical professionals who do believe in your vast expertise and passion… deserve an OBE for all that you have achieved and continue to offer

Katrina – Stage III breast cancer patient