• my mom has lung cancer 63 yrs old 94lbs hard to gain weight, but still on radiation therapy should she continue or try to gain weight first

    Asked by debeedo on Monday, March 19, 2012

    my mom has lung cancer 63 yrs old 94lbs hard to gain weight, but still on radiation therapy should she continue or try to gain weight first

    and still smoking?

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    • PhillieG's Avatar
      PhillieG

      Wow! I might be going out on a limb here but I'd strongly suggest she quit smoking. Often people gain weight when they quit. I know many people (besides me) who had great success with hypnosis.

      almost 5 years ago
    • cancerfree's Avatar
      cancerfree

      Sorry to hear about your Mom I'm a anal cancer survivor and i smoked while going thru treatment but eventually quit it's almost a year but your mom weight is a concern and I'm not a doctor just a survivor but I sure wish your mom quit smoking tell her try the blucig it really works.

      almost 5 years ago
    • RuthAnne's Avatar
      RuthAnne

      My doctors suggested that I gain a little weight before undergoing chemotherapy, but didn't mention the need to do so before radiation (which I had first). It can't hurt I suppose, but it would be good to see what her doctor things. Plus, has she always been 94 lbs or is this the result of weight loss? That makes a difference, I think.

      Best of luck.

      almost 5 years ago
    • debeedo's Avatar
      debeedo

      thanks shes normally 100 to 110 lbs

      almost 5 years ago
    • GrinsofNH's Avatar
      GrinsofNH

      My husband lost 90 pounds (without trying) from the time he first got Myeloma until he was in partial remission. He needed to regain about a third of that to be healthy, and talking with people I now have what I believe to be a superior weight gain combination.

      In a blender, empty two containers of Ensure Plus (available in different flavors). Add to this, two scoops of Muscle Milk powder. Add whatever frozen and fresh fruit will make the shake enjoyable for the patient. Serve up the shake. If you do this every day for two weeks, I believe you will see significant weight gain and improved muscle strength. My husband was unable to turn the shower knob (I wrapped rubber bands around it to give him traction) by himself. Now, he has the muscle strength. I don't know if it's Muscle Milk, but I can't figure any other reason.

      over 4 years ago

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