deanfromuk wrote: mets described as spots by the surgeon locally spread throughout her abdomen on her colon and her last remaining ovary,...
and due to the genetic test of the tumour coming up OK she will be on cetuximab too, once the 3 months are up she will have a scan to see how it is progressing.
My mum has been following the eattobeatcancer.org anti-angiogenic diet, lots of matcha green tea, berry smoothies, green cruciferous veg and nuts and fish and herbs when I raised this with the onc and asked her what my mother should / could eat that wont interfere with the chemo all she said was no grapefruit and pomegranate which isnt much help and eat whatever. Also have been giving her curcumin with piperine, supplements of mushroom extract (turkey tail, maitake, cordyceps), astralagus and ashwagandha to boost her immune system, grape seed extract and mediterranean herbs
Should we refrain from feeding her these a few days before her chemo and a few days after only or does the chemo continue to work the whole 2 weeks? Are the supplements i am giving her safe with chemo or should I discontinue all or some? Are there any supplements / foods you guys recommend I have missed to either help with the cancer or help with the chemo side effects? I have seen IP6 and others mentioned on the forum after browsing it the last hour ...
....the oncs seem to have very little interest in the diet / supplement aspect and integrated oncology is not really a thing here as we cannot go shopping for an oncologist as you can in other healthcare systems. I was not impressed by the responses to my questions today
rp1954 wrote:Welcome to the club. You might get some naturopathic type diet and supplement advice for chemo by telephone, both paid (e.g. Lexington) and for free (Riordan clinic or Life Extension).
stu wrote:Hi ,
Form what you have quoted from the report I would be linking in with one of the HIpec centres . Christies has some very experienced surgeons in that field and will give her a consultation. That would be our starting point .
To be honest I am not sure how you go about getting other blood panels here but you could ask your GP .
Beating Bowel cancer Uk has a group of patients with a similar spread . You might find it helpful to review what approaches are available locally .
You are correct in that we don’t have a lot of dietary advise in the UK but I would in addition spend some time seeking surgical options . Reducing the tumour burden was our number one priority.
You will get lots of good info here .
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