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Feb 28, 2021 09:34AM
Where are you being treated, is it MD ANDERSON? Some centers offer hand-out and notes when you visit... mine did not.
Do you have a good support staff, ie family to help you? Are you close to your treatment facility?
watch the amount of red meat you consume. If you eat red meat, limit consumption to no more than about three portions per week. Three portions is equivalent to about 350–500g (about 12–18oz) cooked weight. You can eat chicken and pork chops too.
Consume very little, if any, processed meat. Processed meat is meat like bacon, ham, sausage and hot dogs.
Yes I did not have any issues until I had radiation and cisplatin....but It does not hurt to be prepared. Read below research foods to eat on reputable cancer site. I found the infusion nurses to be a great resource for foods eat and to avoid. DID YOU ADK ABOUT your MO about VITAMINS + SUPPLEMENTS - they said avoid multi vitamin with A C & E and mega red fish oil. I did not find this out until I was well into my treatment. Again I would run everything by your MO, bring in the vitamins in a plastic bag so he can view.
- For constipation, include a combination of soluble and insoluble fiber in your diet. Drink plenty of liquid to help move things through your digestive tract more quickly and easily. This can ease constipation. I used senokot.
- For diarrhea, you want to eat ONLY soluble fiber. Think of foods that absorb water and have a sticky quality after preparation or cooking. Examples include oats, barley, and white rice.
When people receive chemotherapy, their doctors monitor a type of white blood cell called a neutrophils. Neutrophils are part of the immune system. When neutrophil levels are abnormally low, it's called neutropenia. A normal neutrophil count is around 2,500-6,000. If yours is lower than that, and especially down to 1,000 or lower, your risk of infection is increased. If the count falls below 500, you have a condition called neutropenia, which greatly raises your risk of a serious infection...treatments could be delayed. I never had this happen. EBBA
9/15/2020, IBC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
9/24/2020 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel)
1/25/2021 Carboplatin (Paraplatin)
1/25/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes