Jul 06, 2010 - 7:27 pm
I am new here, my husband has been diagnosed last Feb 2010 with Follicular NHL stage 4B, grade one. It was found that lymph nodes ALL over his body were affected plus his spleen and his bone marrow as well. His oncologist immediately said he needs R-CHOP (his symptoms were severe and painful and would cripple him). He is going to have 9 cycles total. So far he has had 6 of them.
Now his oncologist is a tough aggressive person when it comes to treatments, she's a sweetie with him and me and all, but is very strict about what he should and should not do.
One of the things that she said is a BIG FAT NO is him eating fresh fruits or veggies. She said not even organic ones. He can only eat thick skinned fruits like bananas, water melon and oranges, that's it.
Is anyone else being prevented by their onc from eating them too? He's very pissed off because he loves summer fruits and is craving all sorts of things he cannot eat right now. I was only wondering why she wouldn't let him. When we asked her, she only said "they are loaded with all sorts of chemicals even the organinc ones".