Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by SSPumpkin on Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:00 AM
by HNutritionTherapist on Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:00 AM
by NJ123 on Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:00 AM
My husband is going through the same deal with the taste buds. He has found that he can tolerate a baked potatoe with chili and cheese, he eats one every day for lunch from Wendy's. I have also started adding spicy hot peppers to meals and he can taste the spices so it allows him to stomach chicken. He too has a real hard time eating, and he has been on chemo for almost 6 months now and no real end in sight yet.
If you could handle eating milk shakes, they have tons of calories and by adding a protein powder in them it can help with your protein intake.
by Puna1 on Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:00 AM
I just finished 18 chemo treatments (carbo & taxol). I count not eat and lost 25 lbs before starting my chemo so I totally understand. I can not stand ensure but I tried Boost, I think it comes in different flavors, I had the chocolate. I would freeze it so it just was similar to a Wendy's frosty. That was a life saver for me as I could not eat!!!!!!!!! Also make a shake with bananna, instant breakfast, coconut milk and protein powder. Let me know how it goes.
Do you have ovarian cancer and if so when was your surgery?
by BrittaA on Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:00 AM
On 4/28/2009 S&SPumpkin wrote:I currently have 7 weeks of my 18 weeks of chemo left. I go weekly to chemo. My taste buds are burnt. I can only eat bananas and I drink carnation instant b'fast shakes. I have tried everything to eat, trust me everything and I just can't stomach eating much. I do take a multivit. and B-6, and I have added Ensure to drink so I get more nutrients. I don't really think there is much I can do, but I was wondering if anyone else is have as much trouble as I am with eating. I'm on Taxatere and Carbo. Thank you for any help you can give.
I’m a cancer survivor and was a caregiver to myfather who battled cancer for 8 years. Icouldn't find much information on dealing with the side effects of chemo andradiation treatment so I started a blog, www.CincoVidas.com that provides information on chemo andradiation side effects.
I wrote a post onmy own experience in caring for my father who suffered with the horrible“metal” taste you are experiencing and a promising fruit that has helped manypatients http://blog.cincovidas.com/could-this-tiny-red-miracle-fruit
I hope this helps.
Love, strength andsurvival,
by annsher88 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 08:22 PM
I definitely experienced similar side effects during chemo. I definitely ate smaller portions, but I made sure to eat a balanced, "mini-meal" every 2-4 hours. Even if I wasn't hungry, if 4 hours had passed, I just made myself eat. Oatmeal, bananas, and ALMOND BUTTER were my best friends. I had to steer clear of dairy, that made me really sick. Good luck!
by ssmustang69 on Fri Feb 20, 2015 02:25 PM
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