Cancer and coffee????

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Mrned82
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Cancer and coffee????

Postby Mrned82 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:02 am

What is the relation between..chemo and coffee??
Is it good to take during the treatment or not?
Any tips??
Thanks
male 37- italy/uk
stage 4 colon cancer with liver/lung mets since 2017
folfiri + cetuximab
7/2018 liver resection
09/2018 colon resection
38 rounds of chemo ...and still going on....
NO EXPIRATION DATE

margiej
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Re: Cancer and coffe????

Postby margiej » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:07 am

I don't know if there are any negative indications for drinking coffee during chemo. I never read that anywhere. All I know is that I didn't feel well enough for coffee on the vast majority of days during my 5 months of chemo. I would have a little coffee if my stomach was up to it..usually decaf. On infusion days I usually felt pretty good and my daughter would bring me a decaf latte with cinnamon sprinkles while I was in the infusion room. It was always a tiny pleasure.
Dx CC 12/2015, age 57 at Dx
Stage IIIb: T3N1b
Adenocarcinoma, sigmoid colon, 2.5 cm - low grade, moderately differentiated
3/6 positive lymph nodes
laparoscopic colectomy 1/20/2016
Capox started 3/4/16 - Six rounds
CT-suspicious lymph 2/22/16
PET scan 2/24/16 clear
CT 6/8/16 clear
Clear Colonoscopy 3/17
CT 10/3/17 clear
CT 10/17/18 clear
CEA 12/17 1.7
5/16 3.8
7/16 1.9
3/17 1.3
10/17 1.2
4/18 1.6
11/18 1.2

boxhill
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Re: Cancer and coffe????

Postby boxhill » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:13 am

No problems with coffee here. My infusion center offers coffee or tea or other beverages to everyone.

I think it completely depends on your personal relationship with coffee. :)
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemi
11 of 25 nodes,5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met out
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
dMMR, MSI-H
5/18 FOLFOX
Neulasta 6/28
7/18 CT NED
11/18 CT NED
12/18 MRI 5mm liver mass, 2 lymph nodes in porta hepatis
12/31/18 Keytruda
6/19 Multiphasic CT LNs normal, Liver stable
6/28/19 Pause Key, predisone for joint pain
7/31/19 Restart Key
9/19 CT stable
Pain: many fails before Celebrex helps
12/23/19 CT stable

Mrned82
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Re: Cancer and coffe????

Postby Mrned82 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:50 am

:D ...thanks....you know I'm Italian and there is no life... without coffee :D ...just kidding!!
male 37- italy/uk
stage 4 colon cancer with liver/lung mets since 2017
folfiri + cetuximab
7/2018 liver resection
09/2018 colon resection
38 rounds of chemo ...and still going on....
NO EXPIRATION DATE

e_enyedy
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Re: Cancer and coffe????

Postby e_enyedy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:30 am

Don't think there are any impediments.
The Clinic where I receive treatment has several coffee stand on every floor- even in the infusion sections.
77 yrs male (73 at Dx)
2/13 Dx Carcinoma, Sigmoid Colon
3/13 Sigmoid Colon Hemicolectomy,( 12"+)
3/13 Pathology Staging: T1N0M0; no follow-up chemo
5/15 Recurrence: in pre-sacral space -no other mets detected (Instantly became Stage IV)
5/15 Started 8 sessions of Folfox + Avastin
11/15 Finished chemo, PET/CT: NED
11/15 Started Xeloda+ Avastin every 3 weeks. Still Doing it.
Still NED -(Hope treatment keeps working)

Claudine
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Re: Cancer and coffe????

Postby Claudine » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:09 am

When my husband was on XelOx he stopped drinking coffee, but not because of medical reasons - the taste of it suddenly became awful to him. On Folfiri however, no alteration of taste so he’s been enjoying his usual French press of the dark stuff daily!
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT radiation 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resection small intestine 05/18 (no cancer found - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin since 03/19
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, 3.67 cm 12/19, surgery scheduled for 02/11
CEA since 03/19: high 58, low 3.2, now 10.2
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules up to 5mm
Scan 12/19: 2 calcified granulomas, one 1mm stable nodule

CF_69
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Re: Cancer and coffe????

Postby CF_69 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:48 am

I stopped drinking coffee for several months after diagnosis, but started up again as I enjoy it, and couldn’t find any evidence that it’s unhealthy or bad for cancer patients.
47 at diagnosis
Distal sigmoid near rectosigmoid junction adjacent to upper rectum
Adenocarcinoma
2.8 x 1.8 x 3.5 cm
G2
T3N0M0 after pathology
CEA:
Dec 2018 - 1.9
September 2019 - 2.5
Xeloda / radiation x 25
Laparoscopic LAR April 2019
0 of 12 nodes
Stage 2A
4 cycles of adjuvant Xeloda
MRI on liver for 2mm hypodensity not suspicious.
Clear CT - September 2019

Mrned82
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Re: Cancer and coffe????

Postby Mrned82 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:27 pm

Thanks for your replies..... coffee it's on me :D
male 37- italy/uk
stage 4 colon cancer with liver/lung mets since 2017
folfiri + cetuximab
7/2018 liver resection
09/2018 colon resection
38 rounds of chemo ...and still going on....
NO EXPIRATION DATE

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henry123
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Re: Cancer and coffee????

Postby henry123 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:27 pm

Mrned82 wrote:What is the relation between..chemo and coffee??
Is it good to take during the treatment or not?
Any tips??
Thanks

Milk rather than Coffee may be the thing to avoid . But that's another controversy for you.
46yo M msi-high Lynch +ve
5/16 lap AR 14/21 L nodes +ve
T4N2M1
7/16 Capox 9 cyc
9/16 cea 2
1/17 550
PET CT mets in lung & peri
iri+ avast fail
3/17 10577
4/17 regro fail
5/17 cea 28800
5/17 CT inc in size of mes nodes ,onset of multi nodules in liver
6/17 Opdivo start
7/17 26754
8/17 5623
9/17 497
10/17 52
11/17 12
CT all clear exc a nodule in Lung. liver norm
1/18 3.6
4/18 2
Aspirin start
6/18 1.5 CT clear
12/18 1.1 CT Clear NED
6/19 .9 CT clear
9/19 1.2
Vegan yoga juicing
Still on opdivo

Siti
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Re: Cancer and coffee????

Postby Siti » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:55 pm

henry123 wrote:
Mrned82 wrote:What is the relation between..chemo and coffee??
Is it good to take during the treatment or not?
Any tips??
Thanks

Milk rather than Coffee may be the thing to avoid . But that's another controversy for you.


Why milk? Initially we avoided dairy because of supposed growth hormones etc which we read in multiple books but studies have proven that it’s the opposite for colon cancer. Dairy actually reduces risk.

Here’s an example:

https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/colorectal-cancer

There’s so much of conflicting information on the internet and books. What are your thoughts on this?
Wife of DH (54) DX on 5/7/19
CEA value: 1.2
T loc: Sigmoid
T type: Adenocarcinoma
T grade: G3
Pos LNs: 30/31
Wild Type for KRAS, NRAS and BRAF
19/7/19 PET-CT Scan: Distant lymph nodes (para-aorta, neck & hip), est. size 0.5-1.5cm.
22/7/19 Surgery: Laparoscopic Colon Resection
26/8/19 Chemo: CAPEOX + Avastin x 9
6/11/19 CT Scan after 3rd cycle, all nodes have shrunk! Yay!!

justin case
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Re: Cancer and coffee????

Postby justin case » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:00 pm

I always took a mug of coffee with me to infusions. It took a year after chemo before I could tolerate milk. It gave me incontinence.
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

Lee
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Re: Cancer and coffee????

Postby Lee » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:18 pm

I too would walk into infusion room with a cup of coffee. Once I had Orange Juice, bad idea, ended up throwing it up. We all decided that probably was not a good idea and not to do it again.

Enjoy the coffee.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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CRguy
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Re: Cancer and coffee????

Postby CRguy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:26 am

Mrned82 wrote:What is the relation between..chemo and coffee??
Is it good to take during the treatment or not?
Any tips??
Thanks

You've had other replies so I will just throw this in here :

IF the chemo is known to cause GIT problems / diarrhea etc.
it may be a good idea to avoid caffeinated drinks ( tea, coffee, colas etc.) and lactose containing items ( dairy )
for their possible adverse effects on GIT function contributing to diarrhea.

As for "carcinogenic issues" I am not aware of any specific prohibitions for either coffee or milk during chemo, or for CRC patients.

Best wishes
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far


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