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    anonymous asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Cancer Diet

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      polgara

      I have two great cookbooks, both which have information on how the recipe helps fight cancer and an index if you are looking for food to help with a side effect from chemo, immune support, mouth sores etc. They are Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen and The Cancer fighting kitchen. The Kicking Cancer also is low sugar recipes as well. Good luck!

      about 4 years ago
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      The best book I've found is the Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson. It was given to me by a nutrionist who specializes in cancer patients and survival. It covers proper nutrition as well as overcoming some of the chemo side effects such as taste issues.

      about 4 years ago
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      dealite2007

      There is such a thing as a cancer diet (don't let grumpy gussies tell you differently). There are things you can eat to help fight the disease and also help your symptoms. But, I don't think you'll need your primary care physician to tell you how to eat for cancer and it's symptoms...that information is out there. They may be able to put a band-aid on it with anti-nausea meds. and appetite stimulalants, etc. But, for nutritional information, I really like "Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend's Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer" A website you should also visit is http://marnieclark.com. She has some great information on there. And, by the way.... the sister shouldn't be eating sugar's and too many starches anyway...
      Hope I could help you.

      about 4 years ago
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    anonymous asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Please help son of mother with repeat cancer with resources.

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      bbay65

      My cancer has also spread to my spine, I think we caught it early. There are many good answers already posted, I just wanted to show support. It can be tough dealing w/ parental medical issues. None of us want our roles to be reversed, they are used to taking care of you. I have an adult son and 2 teens. I hate to give them bad news, but I'm realizing that they deserve the truth. Hope your Dad can figure this out. Good Luck.

      about 4 years ago
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      AlizaMLS

      Hi anonymous,

      I'm Aliza, a BC patient and also a Medical Librarian (retired). I continue to research conditions for people however here on this site and elsewhere. I know from experience (my Dad had CLL) that parents often protect their children, regardless of their age. It does make sense that your Dad is having the most difficult time with this since it's your Mom (and it explains why he's being irrational [doesn't mean it's the right thing to do!]).

      What I'd recommend for you is to contact CancerCare. They offer counseling to Cancer patients, and their caregivers (this may even include you). They do it by phone or in person. What you might try is if your Mom's aware of her condition, when your Dad's not around is you might offer her offer her the oppotrunity to speak to a Cancer Care Social Worker. They deal strictly with Cancer patients, unlike regular therapists - they don't care about your "toilet training" or "blame your mother"...;)

      Conversely, when you're alone with your Dad, tell him about the CancerCare program and give him the phone number. This way he has the choice as to whether to phone them or not (not in your presence).

      Also on the bottom right side of this page, you'll see a purple box that says "View a list of personalized resources and useful content" Click on it and see what might be helpful.

      Parents often "prearrange" their living wills with each other (without their [adult] children around, so 1) to spare them and 2) to make sure that their wishes are carried out.

      Ultimately, this is your mother's journey. If she's open to speaking with you about it - privately (when Dad's not around) that's great, otherwise, hard as it is, you're going to have to respect her feellings for something that she decided when she was in a better state (with your father) and she may want him not to discuss with you so as not to distress you (and even him) further.

      It's not necessarily rational, but it is ultimately her choice.

      I hope that your mother is comfortable and pain-free and that you can take comfort in that.

      My very best wishes for you and your family,
      AlizaMLS

      about 4 years ago
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      SandiD

      You might take a look at www.breastcancer.org because it has good info for patients and loved ones. I am sorry to hear about your mother. Your dad sounds very upset and is handling this in his own way. You cannot do much about that other let him know you are available to him and love him. You can perhaps be the calm one in a storm and try to be the positive supportive person your mother needs right now. If you can speak to her alone, she may give you permission to access her doctors. If not, try hard to trust her doctors and stay healthy yourself so you are there as your parents may need you later on. If necessary, get counseling for yourself to help you deal with the situation. You must be very concerned about both your parents! We cannot control others, but we can love them and let them know by our words and actions that we are there for them. I wish you all the very best. Please remember to take care of yourself!

      about 4 years ago
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