• Nutrition during cancer treatments. Have you had trouble keeping your weight up during treatments?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Monday, August 12, 2019

    Nutrition during cancer treatments. Have you had trouble keeping your weight up during treatments?

    With all of the side effects that fight our appetite, it's hard to keep enough calories and nutrition coming in to keep your weight up. Our blog post today has some things you need to know and tips to help keep your nutrition level up. Click this link for the article>> http://bit.ly/2YQx83V

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    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      I just went through my first run on FOLFIRI and was informed that I lost 10%of my body weight in the lady the weeks! You could say it isn't agreeing with my system well.
      They put me on steroids and I've been eating a good breakfast everyday which i think is helping a little bit. The only drawback is that now i have Thrush so my throat is sore and I don't want to eat.

      After I kill the thrush I'm getting ready to revert back to the diet I did after cancer surgery a couple of years ago: lots of Greek yogurt with fun toppings, cashew butter and honey and banana sandwiches, and chocolate boost as needed. It's all easy to digest and pretty high in calories, which seems to set up to be able to eat more challenging foods later.

      12 days ago
    • Boogerman's Avatar
      Boogerman

      I lost 65 pounds from the time that I started treatments. I've gained some of it back now that I have sort of leveled off in treatments. After surgery and when I first started chemo, I didn't feel like eating plus the side effects making it worse I just didn't want anything. It's a diet I wouldn't recommend!

      11 days ago
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      Skyemberr

      I just sucked down a big banana and peanut butter shake that my husband made me. Sometimes we get so hungry and don't even realize how much we need to eat!

      It feels great in my tummy so I thought I'd stop in and share that thought in case someone is trying to think of something mild to eat.

      11 days ago

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