I am a new member on this site, although I have read posts for a couple of weeks.
My husband, Jim, was diagnosed on Oct 27 with T3N1M0 at the GE junction. After
seeing an oncologist locally, we decided to get a second opinion about the best way
to treat this tumor and made an appointment at MD Anderson. Is there anyone
on this board who is now, or has been in the recent past, treated there? We are
pleased with the treatment so far, 2 chemo treatments finished with Taxotere,
Oaxaliplatin and the 5FU, and so far no side effects except some fatigue the day
after. He hasn't lost his hair, been nauseous or had noticeable diarrhea.
We have been VERY pro-active on the nutrition front because he is thin anyway
(and I REALLY wish THAT were MY problem) and we don't want him to lose
any more weight. We are substantially following the South Beach Weight Loss
Diet with no "white" food, no sugar, flour, potatoes, rice. Just whole grains,
fish, turkey/chicken, lots of fruits & vegetables. Is anyone using supplements?
Reading "Beating Cancer With Nutrition?", or any of the other nutrition programs?
He is a VERY young 72. Probably not many on now, as it is VERY late, but I know
there are those who can't sleep either as we walk this very long trail.