Throat cancer food ideas

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Throat cancer food ideas

by steveruss on Tue May 02, 2017 06:46 PM

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Hi; I'm half way through radiation and chemo for throat cancer (tonsil/lymph node). I'm losing weight because it's hard to eat - it's like nothing wants to go down! Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions about smoothies or anything else.

RE: Throat cancer food ideas

by soonermom on Sun May 28, 2017 05:38 PM

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Do you have a PEG tube?  This is the point in treatment when my husband lost 9lbs in 3 days.  Adequate nutrition and hydration are critical for you.  We used Boost VHC (we could only buy it on Amazon) but I don't honestly know if my husband could have tolerated drinking it. It went in the PEG tube.  You can drink it for sure.  We ended up in the ER with dehyration related complications even with the PEG tube.  I am not going to lie, for some patients it gets very hard.  We did every shake we could make at home before he finally could not tolerate those either.  I cannot stress enough how you must stay on top of pain management, nausea management and calorie/fluid management.  It is really critical.  I hope you have a support system.  You will need it in the weeks to come but you can get through this. 

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