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Does Chinese medicine interfere with chemotherapy?



My mom has stomach cancer and she is doing chemo every 2 weeks. I bought her some products from a Chinese store to help her with the side effects. There are supposed to be natural. Does anyone know if they could interfere with chemo? 

One is called Naturin2 and is supposed to rejuvenate after chemo. There are some bottles that she is drinking before eating. And she also has some tablets for pain, I don't remember the name, but she said she feels better after taking them.

Thank you

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Dumping Syndrome

65 days Post op I've lost 41 lbs. still struggling with Dumping. Seems like all foods cause dumping to some degree, mild to really bad. I've discovered that if I lay down immediately after eating that pretty much solves the problem. But to get my necessary protein and calories it's tough. Stop drinking 30 minutes before eating, then take 30 minutes to eat, wait another 30 minutes to drink again, wait for food to settle. All the while laying down after each meal, I'm running out of hours. Trying to get some physical activity but I tire quickly.

Rebekah Keller
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Joined: Jun 2016

Bringing mom home

Hi All,

My mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer in March and is not given the option for stomach removal or chemo. They gave her a J tube, and when they did, they said that it looked like the insides of her abdomen were covered in sand. After being stabilized from her J tube surgery, they highly recommended that she transition to Hoe until they could get her meds in order. Hoe has aggreed to a date mid- next week to allow us to bring her home for care, but she has started complaining about more pain and pressure in her abdomen, which they say is a sign of progression.

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just found out i have stomach cancer

I edited this never had a response and after thinking about it didnt need a response lol

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HELP - Continuous nausea/vomiting after Ivor Lewis method esophagogastrectomy

My father had an esophagogastrectomy 7 weeks ago and has suffered with 24/7 nausea and daily vomiting. We have tried many different medications, peppermint oil, reflexology and have an appointment for accupuncture this week.  Has anyone else suffered the same outcome and if so, how have you coped?

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Need Information, please

I just found out a nephew has stomach cancer, he's had it for a year and told no one!  He was extremely healthy before the cancer, but I cannot tell which stage he would be and he would not say himself.  I am not going to push anyone, I respect him, but he is young, only 29 and I want to be as supportive as possible.  What I read about him online, he has been in ICU because of breathing problems and is on many types of pills and inhalers.  Can anyone tell me which stage he would be...ICU and inhalers...seems rather advanced to me.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you. 

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My 74 year old father was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer,

My 74 year old father was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stomach Cancer on Easter 2016.

He had been a very healthy man up to 2 months ago.  Doctors performed a catscan and found fluid in his stomach and decided to test him further for Cancer and on Easter they confirmed. He was also diagnosed with Malignant Acites.

His doctor wants to start chemo on 4/15/16, should he do it.

He is so weak and hardly eats that we are concerned the chemo will kill him.

Any information and opinion is greatly appreciated.




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Laparoscopic Surgery for Cancer of Cardia

My dad (76 years old) was recently diagnosed with cancer on Cardia (adenocarcinoma).  The tumor is pretty big (4-5 cm) and invaded all layer of stomach, and is classified as T4N1Mx.  

My dad is currently under chemo to see if the tumor can be shrunk and see if surgery is possible.

I am wondering if Laparoscopic Surgery is possible in this case.

Thank you!




The Meowists
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New Here - Stage 4/ Colonectomy

Hi, I am the significant other/ caregiver of someone with stage 4 gastric cancer. The cancer was discovered after an emergency surgery to a ruptured colon that was caused by two cancerous growths. My partner has had his entire large intestine removed and has finished his first chemo treatment. I am looking for helpful suggestions on how we can manage a number of things: nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, what foods were more palatable than others, how to stay hydrated, anxiety.

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Hot Chemo treatment please help

First time I have heard of this.Just been diagnosed and this treatment has been mentioned.Any advice would be appriatted please.I am very scared.


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