How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by beverlyodom on Mon Jun 25, 2012 01:52 AM
Is their anyone out there that may know what that may cause???
My brother is very depressed and I think he has been drinking
by RugbyRob on Tue Jul 03, 2012 05:45 PM
Dehydration at the very least. With that can come a raise in Creatinine level, which would give them reason to cease treatment.
Depression is understandable, none of us asked for this disease and it's likely outcome. Treat the depression, there is lots to live for!
(Interesting, my taste buds are so amplified while on Sutent, I don't even drink carbonated beverages, the thought of alcohol...ugh!)
by splaut on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:32 AM
I believe alcohol not only interferes with SUtent but also with the other meds most of us take to offset the side effects of the sutent, like blood pressure meds.
Wait for the break in the Sutent, for at least 3-4 days, then let him drink himself silly if he wants.
by Walking_Jim on Sun Jul 08, 2012 01:23 AM
I think the answer to your question depends on the amount of alcohol consumed.
I have been on Sutent for over 5 years and I often have a glass of wine or a bottle of beer with dinner even if I'm in the 4th week. Never have more than 2 drinks a day. I do not know of any adverse consequence of a small amount of alcohol with Sutent. I did the same for the 1 year I was on Nexavar.
by SusanJS on Sun Jul 08, 2012 06:07 AM
My husband did ask his oncologist about alcohol consumption (social) and was told he should try it and see how he tolerated it. The oncologist didn't feel it would be harmful. He did try it, but found that the alcohol did not agree with him while on Sutent. So he decided he didn't want/need to drink again. Unfortunately, when everyone else is imbibing, and you're sober, it takes some of the fun out of social gatherings. However, I had a designated driver there for a while. No longer, since his doctors have told him he can no longer legally drive.
by danna on Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:52 PM
We were told that if my husband wanted a glass or two of wine/or beer, there was no issue with that all but, to not exceed that amount on any given day...but, like some here he really did not like the taste while on the sutent.
by BernadetteH on Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:53 PM
I am not "in treatment" but the literature all encourages a cancer patient to avoid alcohol. Otoh the impact of stress is very commonly identified as harmful. I am eating/drinking healthy but I still have one or two Scotch/water drinks at the end of the work day. Although I wish I could be "perfect" I really just can not. I would adore red meat, cigarettes, sugar based treats, butter etc. etc. I am avoiding all those and eating fish, vegetables, green tea, seeds, nuts and salads. I am not going to give up my Cutty Sark. What's the point of not living w/o any pleasures?
by danna on Wed Jul 25, 2012 02:27 PM
You are soooooooo right!!!
by like2sail on Sat Aug 11, 2012 04:49 AM
On Jul 25, 2012 2:27 PM danna wrote: You are soooooooo right!!!
On Jul 25, 2012 2:27 PM danna wrote:
Generally my experience is been that the Dr. is so focused on the Sutent as the all in one answer that he fails to state much about any other possibilities that may help. Ofcourse I have explored the internet for answers...
I was diagnosed with Cancer Aug 2011 stage 4 and sentenced to 2 months of life. My first contact was with God. My second was to do everything within my power to assist him. In other words God has the say so. A couple of basics from reading: Sugar helps Cancer thrive. No suggers. There are other foods that help cancer thrive and Drinking is one because of the content of beers. Stay away from them. Cancer cannot survive with a well oxygenated body. Keep busy. I ride a bike and when I got home last Aug I road 1 mile or a little less came home and through up. My last ride a few days ago was 12 miles. There are foods that help your body fight the cancer. Organic berrys, sweat potatos, cancer cannot tolorate garlic. I mix everything in a picture and drink it. You learn to hide the taste of those things you never liked and all seems good. Be sure your brother is on medication for depression. Once he begins to feel better he may not need it. I don't know if any of this helped you but it might be a start. I will pray for him now, God Bless! Dan
by lonshobby on Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM
Ok So how are you now?
Two months are past.
How do you feel and what has kept you alive?
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