I'm very anti-meat as well, but I love dairy foods. When you're in chemo, sometimes your appetite is just nonexistent. Between the diarrhea and lack of appetite, I lost 30 lbs over the first three months of being diagnosed. I had to cut out the off-label drugs that I was taking. They were contributing severely to the diarrhea. I also had to make a concerted effort to EAT. I basically eat WHATEVER I feel like I can tolerate. Chocolate cake? Eat it. Because there are SO MANY things that my body cannot tolerate now that I'm on chemo. One of those things is beans. All my life, I was totally fine with beans. All my life, until I started chemo. Now, I eat beans and I'm afflicted with horrible, painful gas. Beano DOES NOT prevent it. I also can't eat a lot of fiber. So all those healthy raw veggies are off-limits. I love fish and shellfish, and I eat chicken occasionally, so I get my protein from those things, as well as dairy foods. Just get those calories in your body and stay away from foods that make your digestive system angry. That's all you can do.
F 45, single mother to son, 7 and daughter, 3
DX: stage 4 Rectal Cancer June 2019
Tumor Location: ? cm above anal verge
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 5 cm
Tumor grade: ?
TNM code: ?
Stage : Stage IV-B
# of cancerous lymph nodes: ?
Mets: Numerous mets to liver, lungs
CEA: 22 in July; 11 as of August 15, 7 as of Sept 20
MSI status: MSS
KRAS/BRAF status: KRAS mutation
Ostomy surgery: TBD
Radiation therapy: TBD
Chemotherapy : CAPEOX+Avastin, 6 cycles, with CT scans after 3rd and 6th cycle.