• What to do when cancer has spread to bones 11 years after surgery? Any dietary sugestions?

    Asked by Cordy33 on Friday, February 22, 2013

    What to do when cancer has spread to bones 11 years after surgery? Any dietary sugestions?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I'm not really sure what you are looking for here. Has your oncologist recommended a treatment plan? A balanced diet is always a good idea, but it isn't going to affect the cancer. Depending on the treatment, your diet may need some adjustment based on what foods you can tolerate.

      over 3 years ago
    • Cordy33's Avatar

      I was just diagnosed with the bone met., Feb. 4. Primary cqncer was diagnosed in 2002., invasive lobular. had lumpectomy, chemo, radiation. I am now taking anti estrogen pill, tylenol, and 1X shot for bone strength. I am losing weight and not liking it. I now have the body of my dreams which reminds me of, "be careful what you wish for". My pain, while now severe as yet, is constant. My energy level is down and has been since last summer. I have read that I must not eat red meat, fat , dairy. What is left? I have always eaten fruit and veggies. I certainly don't want to lose any more weight! I go for second opinion today.

      over 3 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac (Best Answer!)

      Where have you read that you must not eat red meat, fat, or dairy. Fat and calcium (which is high in dairy products) are required by everyone, and especially you since you are concerned about about weight loss and bone strength. Red meat is an excellent source of protein, also vital to every diet. Fruits and veggies are also essential but if that is all you are eating, that may very well about for the weight loss.

      Talk to your doctor about your pain levels. If tylenol is not controlling it, then you may need to try something else. When I was diagnosed with an arthritic knee, it tool several months and different meds to fine a pain killer that worked for me.

      over 3 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      When I was first Dx and going through chemo I was loosing weight...more than I needed to....my onc tried to get me to drink Boost, Ensure or other similar drinks to get calories in me.....I told him NO....the thought of drinking them made me gag (still does) so I told him I would drink smoothies...he said it wasn't enough calories and I told him, it was more calories than if I didn't drink them!!!!
      Who told you not to eat red meat, dairy etc.....I'm not dietician or expert in any sense, but I've never heard of this restriction.

      over 3 years ago

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