Loss of appetite!

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Loss of appetite!

by mich12 on Wed May 02, 2012 01:23 AM

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Hi!

My mother was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer about 2 months ago.  She has no appetite and complains of a sour taste in her mouth.  She isn't on chemo, so I am not sure where the taste could be coming from, she has had this for years.  As far as the appetite goes, not sure if that could be coming from the cancer or what.  She found out about her diagnoses because she was diagnosed with Ulcers and her loss of appetite started from the first day she got diagnosed with ulcers.  But, I am wondering if anyone here that has lung cancer has loss of appetite and do you know, if appetite could ever come back?  I don't want my mom to have no appetite for the rest of her life, so i'm hoping at some point the feeling to eat will come back again.  She use to love eating everything and now, she never gets hungry and she complains that nothing taste good to her.  Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Michelle

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by childofcancerpt on Thu May 03, 2012 10:44 AM

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My mom is going through the same.  She says she is just no hunrgy and then at times she will eat you about of the house.  I know that she is loosing weight at a rapid rate which she told me the other day that she has always been a "fat girl" so now of all times the weight is coming off.  The one day she will not eat and then the next she is craving certain things.  Good luck to you and your mother.  We were diagnosed two weeks ago.  I have stocked my mother's house will all of her favorite snacks.

RE: Loss of appetite!

by Adams on Thu May 03, 2012 02:38 PM

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Dear Michelle, 

I`m very sorry about your mum`s diagnosis and a loss of appetite. Even though I don`t have lung cancer, a close friend of mine has. And she had quite similar problem with the lack of taste and her oncologist advised her to try virotherapy with Rigvir which is meant to decrease the possible side-effects of other treatments, and to improve the immune system thus getting the life quality back. Well, for her it worked well with her issue of the appetite. So maybe it`s something your mother could benefit from as well.

Warmly, Adams

RE: Loss of appetite!

by wsmith0036 on Thu May 03, 2012 05:49 PM

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Is she taking any kind of other medications?

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