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Can Cancer Patient Drink Mutton Soup
Do the nutrition drinks such as: ensure and orgain give a cancer patient sufficient amount of nutrients or should they take a multivitamin?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
No magic here: Ignore all the "pop" diet advice you read online. It's made up -- at best, the authors are sharing their personal impressions and at worst (which is common) they are pretending to specialist knowledge to make a fast buck off desperate people. Eat sensibly as your physician advises and your tastes dictate, and remain as physically active as you can. ...Read more
By Trial: In most cases a single agent is used in a clinical trial but in order to enhance efficacy after data on the single drug is obtained combinations are used in clinical FDA trials to see what advantage can be obtained. As such we saw CMF in breast cancer, FOLFOX in colon cancer and FOLFIERI in pancreatic cancer. Now Abraxane has been added to Gemzar (gemcitabine) for pancreas Ca. ...Read more
Gluten and Cancer: In my opinion gluten is "bad" for everyone. It is known to increase permeability of the gut, which affects the immune system. Cancer is at least partially an immune problem, so that is bad. I'm sure some others may disagree with me, but I do have lots and lots of training in functional medicine and addressing root causes of problems, including cancers, gluten effects, and immune issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No standard package: I think that you should carefully think about what they need. Support and caring are the first things and you would be that package. If you know that the person has problems preparing meals or other things that would be helpful. You should try to give things that are helpful, but with an eye to the person who you are giving them to. Try to think of things that respect their independence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is like all of: The crucial questions of life: love & fear. You can get all of the fear factors of what will the cancer do, and what will the treatment be like leading to how many days are left in all senses of that. We all fundamentally are here to love and be loved. Cancer does not change people, it magnifies their virtues and vices. Some need to make peace, others prepare for another day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on you.: This probably depends on your situation with cancer. If it is curable, and treatment is successful, there likely won't be any. If it is involved, and treatment is complicated, loss and grief can happen at any time, depending on how you feel. Different people get affected by different things. Some are affected very little, and understand this is what they must do. Group therapy may help.. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on several factors with the most important being the stage. This is determined by what the cancer is invading in the nasopharynx, whether there are lymph nodes involved, and whether is has spread to other organs. Other factors include your age and other medical conditions. ...Read more
Cancer and survival: There are many metabolic things that happen as we begin the last stage of our lives. There are factors that are produced that result in cachexia, which essentially does not allow nutrients to be processed. At the same time, with lack of nutrition the body redistributes nutrients to just essential life-maintaining functions, thereby decreasing the amount of calories needed to survive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way that you have found to offer comfort 4 family members of a terminally ill cancer patient?
Concrete offers: Make specific offers, like "i'm bringing a meal over this week; what night is best? " offer to update their friends via email/phone so they can spend time with their dying loved one. Mow their lawn, take their dog for a walk, pick up groceries or dry-cleaning, do the laundry...And just be available as a friend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supposing that someone take blood from a cancer patient and gave it to a healthy person would they get cancer?
Can you tell me if someone take blood from a cancer patient and gave it to a healthy person will they get cancer?
Highly unlikely: First, there would have to be cancer cells in the blood, which is not always the case. Second, the immune system of the recipient would recognize the cells as foreign and destroy them. I guess it could be remotely possible in someone with severe immune deficiency due to illness or drugs but I've never heard of it happening. Maybe one of my colleagues at ht has. ...Read more
Can you please tell me if it's more dangerous for a post-cancer patient to smoke than a person who never had cancer?
NOT GOOD ALL AROUND: Wow this is a tough one because smoking is terrible all around. For instance the obvious is lung cancer. Smoking has a risk of leading to lung cancer but if you have lung cancer, smoking is only going to worsen the situation. I would have to say both are equally not good. ...Read more
Reconstruction: There are various ways to reconstruct a vagina after a cancer patient has undergone extensive surgeries to remove cancer. If the scarring and disfigurement was substantial, vaginal reconstruction is an option for patient satisfaction and normal appearance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fever is when the temperature above the normal range. Definition for fever is the same for everybody, it does not matter whether you have cancer or not.
However, when you are receiving chemotherapy, there would be a risk for you to be neutropenic/having low wbc. Thus, what I would tell my patients is to let me know if they have temperature 100.4 or above. ...Read more
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