How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by Tim907 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 03:23 AM
My wife was treated wth xeloda/radiation 28 days but has lost interest in food. This is 3 weeks since last treatment. Food smells bad, tastes bad, and she as pain within minutes of eating. Even tiny amounts of soild food (boiled chicken, hardboiled egg, etc) make enough pain to need lortab.
Could she need enzymes to help her digest solid food? She lives on Boost+ now due to the calorie density. She tolerates a few spoons of HagenDas occasionally and that too causes pain.
It just seems she has a food processing problem.
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by rose1726 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 03:23 AM
Your wife's oncologist should have put her on digestive enzymes. What type of cancer does she have? My hubby is taking 3 Creon enzymes with meals. Dairy should be eliminated, can replace with almond milk or rice dream. My hubby who has PC does well with smoothies and shakes. I make them with the almond milk or rice dream, scoop of whey protein, 2 tbs plain greek yogurt, 2 tsp of glutamine to help prevent neuropathy, 1/2 banana and tbsp almond butter. Will change the fruit around or use kefir. He tolerates this well, likes it and it helps to keep his weight up. Will also every other day add container of Boost. Big shake that will then be for 2 snacks during day. See my diet discussion at http://melodyandlarry26.blogspot.com/
by cindyh on Mon Jul 23, 2012 07:08 PM
I concur with above. If your wife has pancreatic cancer, enzymes are very important. I too take 3 with each meal and notice a difference when I forget.
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