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 my boyfriend just found out he has 3 to 6 months to live his cancer has spread. did not know he had cancer?
I don't know what to do. or what to say. My boyfriend just found out he has cancer in the hospital and now they tell him that it spread and they cant do anything. he is 63 years old. I have ...

 My son's 4 yr. old daughter has Leukemia....is she to be isolated from others?
any other tips to help?...

 why do so many young children get cancer?
i'm just curious, b/c every time i turn on the t.v., i see a commercial where there are tons of young children w/ cancer that are in the hospital. how and why does this happen?...

 i need information on pancreas cancer?
so my friend told me last night that he has pancreas cancer and hes only seventeen.
But hes been smoking since hes been in fifth grade(yes stupid iknow)
And he jokes around alot, but this ...

 What good is CHEMOTHERAPY if kills the good cells as well as the bad cells?
That leaves the person wide open for opportunistic diseases. My cousin died after several rounds of chemo. I know they tried to save him but he was only 21. I cried forever about that. Then I finally ...

 what is the name of the growth in one's body that can grow teeth and have hair?
One of my old friend's mother had hers removed. It is not a kidney stone but I remember that she said it had grown hair and teeth. Anybody know what it is called?...

 Has anyone ever hoped to get told they have cancer?
I have had one biopsy and am going for my 2nd this time a punch biospy and am hoping i get told that I do have cancer is that bad?
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just to let you know i have had ...

 I'm getting my 3rd cervical cancer injection tomorrow....?
I just want to know if it hurts more than the other two. I asked a girl I know who had hers before me, and she said her 3rd one hurt considerably more than the other 2, but I was told by another girl ...

 what are the chances that it is breast cancer ?? ( she is going to read your answers)?
a close friend she is freaking out
she is 22,no family history
4 months ago she found a lump in her right breast
went to a doctor who said it looked like nothing and ordered a ...

 Can chemo cause cancer or can my cancer come back?
Im a 16 year old girl and im a cancer surviver(bone cancer) on my right back shoulder so its tooken out when i was 4, and hopefully getting a plastic bone when i stop growing maybe 20. I took chemo, ...

 i think i have a brain tumor!!!! HELP!?
im 16 years old, male, & i went to the emergency room 3 days ago because ive been having headaches/head pains for over a week. i feel a pain in the left side of my head. She made me do physical ...

 can anyone think of any high calorie foods for someone suffering with cancer?
my mom has cancer.. she drinks high calorie drinks she gets perscribed but can anyone think of anymore high cal food..

shes very picky ... wont eat nuts or anything very sweet .. maybe ...

 what are some early symthems of breast canser.?

 If both your parents have had cancer in their 50's what are the chances of you getting it?
if you are 32?...

 What options when surgery and chemo have done all they can?
A precious friend of mine has been in the fight against ovarian cancer since 2000. She's had multiple abdominal surgeries and tons of chemo/radiation. After her last recent surgery, the ...

 What happens if you don't treat cancer?
My friend thinks he has cancer but refuses to go to a doctor. I told him he has to go but he wont listen to me. He has had a lump for a year and it's slowly growing. What changes can he ...

 I have a project to do about cancer?
And i was wondering which type of cancer do you think i should do my research paper on?...

 Is there any sure way to get cancer?
Every site i look up are sarcastic.
Do we know how exactly people get cancer yet and how to get it?...

 Can anybody tell me which foods can prevent cancer?

 symptoms of cervical cancer?
can little bubbles coming out of your skin be a symptom of cervical cancer i have been gettin those and i was on this site recently and it said that what i have can be a sign of cervical cancer?...

Should I drink Ensure , Ensure Plus or Boost while going thru Chemotherapy for Cervical Cancer?

I like the taste of Ensure and Boost, but they don't have enough nutrients. Muscle Milk has more proteins per serving.

If you are having a hard time keeping food down, they are all good supplements. But, you need to keep trying to eat as much as you can.

you should ask your doctors to make sure it wont mess any thing up because when had cancer there where many things i couldn't have!
Hope This Helps
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Drinking Ensure, Boost, etc., has nothing to do with the actual cancer. I use Ensure... it's just a way to get some protein and a few vitamins fast. It DID help settle my stomach when i had really bad nausea. If you buy Ensure, if you can fit ice cubes or slices in the bottle, trying adding 1 or 2. My ice maker makes slices, [like an orange slice]. It helps keep the drink cold, just make sure to shake it up.

If you can drink it without throwing it back up, then use it. The chocolate is okay. The vanilla is sort of nasty, but who knows? you might like it. Also, see if you can get a coupon for it where you take your treatments... mine had coupons for $2.00 off.

Check with your doctor and a nutritionist.

I was told to drink Ensure while going through radiation because I'm a vegetarian. I needed the protein.

Your best best is a cancer nutritionist.

Yes you should my friend. There will be days when you feel like you've been hit by a truck. The Ensure and Ensure Plus are actually very tasty. You might want to stick with re-sealable bottles through. That way you can say drink half and keep half for later in the day.

The Canadian Cancer Society has a very good book on the subject of nutrition and cancer therapy. Here is the link to download the book.


I must be having a chemo brain day. Here is a link to sign up for three free sample bottles. And I believe they send coupons too.

Why wouldn't you just eat food? Most people don't lose weight with chemo and don't have a problem keeping food down with a good anti nausea med. If you're not gonna be able to keep food down, you sure won't be able to keep that nasty liquid down either. Good luck with your treatments.

Baleigh, IF you had cancer, you should know a dr will tell you to either just eat healthy or not tell you anything nutrition wise. Foods are NOT off limits.

That depends if you are eating or not

You definitely should. Despite what you may have heard, chemo can cause extreme weight loss. Many chemotherapeutic agents can suppress the appetite, making it so that people don't eat because they aren't hungry. Taste buds are also affected. One of my patients told me he would eat if everything didn't taste like cardboard. However, he did drink plenty of fluids. These types of nutritional supplements are very important. In fact, the cancer center that I work in has dieticians who study your laboratory results to determine what nutrients you need and recommend whatever kind of supplemental beverage you need most.

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