Colorectal cancer stage 4: How can I reduce nausea and eat well?

Posted by christih2 @christih2, Aug 25, 2021

My dad is 71 years old has diagnosed in colon cancer stage 4 he's in a good health . He started feel very nauseous, severe fatigue , loss of appetite , constipation, his weight decreased , sleeping problems . His doctor suggest him to start chemo immediately and then later will do the surgery . I am really afraid of my father is there anything to reduce his nausea and to eat well ? If anyone had this please let me know and how you recover from this disease

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This must be challenging, I’m sorry your father is going through this. I’m on my second round of chemo for stage 3 rectal cancer. The doctors have a lot of anti-nausea meds they can provide. Each chemo regime provides different side effects and severity of the side effects. For me, I try to keep food in my belly which has seemed to reduce the nausea. Bread/carbs have been the easiest to keep down. I don’t like taking the nausea meds (I have 3 types) and I haven’t used one of them but they can help.

Managing chemo side effects is a constant battle and the exhaustion is awful. I wish you and your father all the strength, love, and support you’ll need to get through this battle.

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Sorry to hear! I had the same with colon cancer! Radiation didn’t help but evidently chemo did! I believe in supplements and eating the correct things! Probiotics, d3 etc

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@wilcy

Sorry to hear! I had the same with colon cancer! Radiation didn’t help but evidently chemo did! I believe in supplements and eating the correct things! Probiotics, d3 etc

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He starts eating food special for this type of cancer cuz i think it will help a lot and what about supplements his doctor didn't tell him about it could you tell me plz which one work for you thank you

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@fastrategizer

This must be challenging, I’m sorry your father is going through this. I’m on my second round of chemo for stage 3 rectal cancer. The doctors have a lot of anti-nausea meds they can provide. Each chemo regime provides different side effects and severity of the side effects. For me, I try to keep food in my belly which has seemed to reduce the nausea. Bread/carbs have been the easiest to keep down. I don’t like taking the nausea meds (I have 3 types) and I haven’t used one of them but they can help.

Managing chemo side effects is a constant battle and the exhaustion is awful. I wish you and your father all the strength, love, and support you’ll need to get through this battle.

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The nausea meds didn't help maybe your right bread and carbs will help more and there is some food after chemo his doctor prescribed to him might reduce the side effect . Thank you very much hope the treatment will work well and all what we are going through this battle will end and i wish you full recovery

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@christih2

He starts eating food special for this type of cancer cuz i think it will help a lot and what about supplements his doctor didn't tell him about it could you tell me plz which one work for you thank you

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Most doctors don’t believe in supplements! I took magnesium, fish oil, olive oil, co q10, d3, probiotics, and ate no sugar as it feeds cancer! Perhaps my main supplement was sir Jonathan winters tea! I had months of radiation and chemo! I never got nauseous or lost my hair! This was 8 years ago! Stage 3b colon! Please research the tea!

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@wilcy

Most doctors don’t believe in supplements! I took magnesium, fish oil, olive oil, co q10, d3, probiotics, and ate no sugar as it feeds cancer! Perhaps my main supplement was sir Jonathan winters tea! I had months of radiation and chemo! I never got nauseous or lost my hair! This was 8 years ago! Stage 3b colon! Please research the tea!

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Thank you so much for your tips and i am so amazed by sir jason winters tea they said it's a miracle tea to treat cancer disease. I really hope it will work to my father

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I believe it saved me

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Mayo Clinic supports integrative medicine (also known as complementary medicine) and offers evidence-based options. When considering complementary or alternative treatments, be open-minded yet skeptical. Learn about the potential benefits and risks. Here is an article from Mayo Clinic that might interest you about evaluating claims made by the producers and/or sellers of supplements, natural products and other alternative medicines. http://mayocl.in/2tGC0Jp

It is always advisable to let your cancer care team know about any supplements, teas or foods that you are taking to ensure that they are compatible with treatments.

I think you might appreciate this Mayo Clinic Radio interview with Dr. Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine Program. He shares how integrative medicine is used in cancer care.

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My father is 71 years old have colon cancer stage 4. He did till now 3 chemo sessions oxaliplatin but the side effects are horrible loss of appetite he has no taste for food and not feel hungry at all is it normal for chemo patients? He's suffering from nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, insomnia sleeping problems, and laying in bed all day makes him more tired. The doctors said that the treatment is working well he still have another 3 chemo and then after the surgery. But we are afraid that these side effects may lead to serious complications

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@christih2

My father is 71 years old have colon cancer stage 4. He did till now 3 chemo sessions oxaliplatin but the side effects are horrible loss of appetite he has no taste for food and not feel hungry at all is it normal for chemo patients? He's suffering from nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, insomnia sleeping problems, and laying in bed all day makes him more tired. The doctors said that the treatment is working well he still have another 3 chemo and then after the surgery. But we are afraid that these side effects may lead to serious complications

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I am a survivor of stage four colon cancer. The symptoms you describe sound very similar to those I experienced. The only thing I can offer is that eating some olives just around meal time helped to stimulate my appetite. My favorite was the bright green ones, castle vetrano, I think. Walking after the chemo treatment also helped.
I was first diagnosed in 1998 and again in 2000 when they found it in my liver. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I wish your dad well. Tell him to hang in there and be as active as he can.

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What types of therapy did you undergo as my husband diagnosed in dec 2018 had 5FU followed by xeloda again 5FU and recently Y90 to right and left lines of liver. Has lost weight and appetite but since thanksgiving appetite returned. Now to get weight and muscle mass back on. Where did you get treatments

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@yannis

What types of therapy did you undergo as my husband diagnosed in dec 2018 had 5FU followed by xeloda again 5FU and recently Y90 to right and left lines of liver. Has lost weight and appetite but since thanksgiving appetite returned. Now to get weight and muscle mass back on. Where did you get treatments

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First surgery at St Joseph/Candler in Savannah, GA. Second at Duke in NC. All chemo was done at local oncology office.

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