What are dietary recommendations for leukemia?

My mother has recently been diagnosed with stage 0 leukemia. The doctors say that there is no treatment done at such a stage, but my sister and I are curious. We both believe that diet can have a positive impact on the growth/ development/prevention of cancer. We would like to know the following: Are...

If my husband had a dietary plan, he would feel involved in his healing.

Sure appreciate the quick reply! MC disease is minimal change disease of the kidneys. His kidneys or the lining of them, I can't remember, were affected by the tumor's presence. His body weight was up 40 pounds by the time we got to Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. A surgery had been attempted at...

Does vitamin B17 cure cancer?

My father has pancreatic cancer and someone sent me an e-mail saying that vitamin B17 is the cure for cancer, but that the FDA has banned this. Do you know anything about this? Would you please help me? Or try to send me in the right direction? Thank you in advance for anything you might...

My husband had cancer surgery and his cholesterol is over 300.

My husband had cancer surgery at Sloan Kettering Hospital. An 8-pound tumor (sarcoma) and 3/4 of his liver were removed at that time. He is doing reasonably well considering cancer seriously affected his kidneys. He has MC Disease and takes prednisone and Demadex to help this. He has a big problem with fluid retention...

I had breast cancer and was told that not having colds could be sign of weakened immune system.

I have recently had breast cancer treated with surgery, radiation and now with vitamin and herbal supplements to strengthen my immune system. I have been told that not having colds could be a sign of a weakened immune system. I have had about two colds in the last five years. If this is true,...

I had surgery for cancer of the throat and have a very dry taste in my mouth.

Last year, I had surgery for cancer of the throat. My surgery has healed and I've completed a series of radiation treatments. Since then I have had a very dry "cotton-ball" taste in my mouth that I don't seem to get rid of. Can you suggest some foods that are moist or a diet that...

Is albumin necessary for the diuretic to be effective?

To my knowledge, the doctors did not shunt the albumin into the stomach. His abdomen was not distended and he was able to lose quite a bit of fluid weight. He would never have been able to have the surgery had he not gotten rid of that fluid. It was my understanding that the albumin...

What other than yellow and green vegetables contain anti-cancer compounds?

It is becoming widely known that yellow and green vegetables and cruciferous veggies contain a number of compounds (such as beta-carotene which helps protect from cancers of the aerodigestive tract or chlorophyll which helps protect from cancers that can develop from eating red meats on a frequent basis) that help protect against cancer. Carrots,...

I have breast cancer and am taking a lot of supplements to build up my immune system.

Many thanks for replying so promptly to my enquiry. I have been in contact with a nutrition consultant who is Dip ION MNCA qualified. He has recommended that I eliminate the following things from my diet: tea, coffee, sugar, salt, alcohol and dairy products. I am aware of maintaining a healthy balanced diet. The supplements...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with cancer patients?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with cancer patients? The Oncology Nutrition and Dietitians in Nutrition Support dietetic practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with patients with cancer especially after surgery when weight loss can be a problem. You can find a dietitian at the Find a...

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