Diet for PPC?

Best Friend
Best Friend Member Posts: 222
Does anyone have any tips on what kind of diet is suitable for this cancer. My mother has porblems with certain things. Like any lettuce makes her sick. I know she has to eat small amounts but i want her to get protein. Last nite and had a sandwich with only a little lettuce and she was sick. Today rice and a little chicken and she is fine. What is the catch?

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  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member
    Diet
    I can't speak to PPC specifically, but sensitivity to lettuce can be a result of irritable bowel syndrome. I had this a number of years ago and could not eat dairy or any leafy green vegetables. It could also be a result of the chemo. When I was on chemo, I couldn't eat any vegetables and keep them down. The best way to address this is to eliminate the foods that cause her problems and just avoid them until after treatment. If she still has trouble after treatment, then it is probably due to a condition other than the cancer or its treatment, which she can address later.
  • poopergirl14052
    poopergirl14052 Member Posts: 1,183 Member
    raw veggies may be hard to digest right now
    Nothing heavy or greasy right now. Broiled chicken or fish is good to and oatmeal, Maybe half of peanutbutter or cheese sandwich would be good too. Drink plenty of liquids..val .
  • pattysoo
    pattysoo Member Posts: 170
    Diet
    You mom's on chemo right now, isn't she? While on chemo I was told to only eat cooked foods or frozen. This is to prevent any bacteria entering a system that has poor defenses due to low white blood cell counts. I am dx as low grade, probably PPC also. I ate oatmeal with prunes or raisins most mornings and heaps of steamed veges, whole grains, dried beans, very little dairy, and chicken, fish and beef. I sure missed my usual salads though. It's great that you're willing to do some of the research for your mom.
  • Best Friend
    Best Friend Member Posts: 222
    pattysoo said:

    Diet
    You mom's on chemo right now, isn't she? While on chemo I was told to only eat cooked foods or frozen. This is to prevent any bacteria entering a system that has poor defenses due to low white blood cell counts. I am dx as low grade, probably PPC also. I ate oatmeal with prunes or raisins most mornings and heaps of steamed veges, whole grains, dried beans, very little dairy, and chicken, fish and beef. I sure missed my usual salads though. It's great that you're willing to do some of the research for your mom.

    Not yet
    My mom unfortuantely has not even started chemo yet. She starts Monday. I know when she starts that she needs to get in protein when she can. Peanut Butter, Greek Yogurt,etc. She has colitis where i think this all came from. I know its not proven but my moms cousin had bad colitis and she had the same cancer and it just seems odd.
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member

    Not yet
    My mom unfortuantely has not even started chemo yet. She starts Monday. I know when she starts that she needs to get in protein when she can. Peanut Butter, Greek Yogurt,etc. She has colitis where i think this all came from. I know its not proven but my moms cousin had bad colitis and she had the same cancer and it just seems odd.

    Diet
    Your mom can get a lot of protein by drinking smoothies with whey protein powder added. She can get some other things into her by adding them to the smoothies, such as L-glutamine, which will help heal her digestive system from the chemo, and flax oil, which containes omega fatty acids. If she can't tolerate milk, she can use almond milk or coconut milk as alternatives.

    "The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Cookbook" is a great resource regarding food that is beneficial to cancer patients and has recipies that can be adjusted to cater to her tastes as she goes through chemo.
  • LaundryQueen
    LaundryQueen Member Posts: 676
    Tethys41 said:

    Diet
    Your mom can get a lot of protein by drinking smoothies with whey protein powder added. She can get some other things into her by adding them to the smoothies, such as L-glutamine, which will help heal her digestive system from the chemo, and flax oil, which containes omega fatty acids. If she can't tolerate milk, she can use almond milk or coconut milk as alternatives.

    "The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Cookbook" is a great resource regarding food that is beneficial to cancer patients and has recipies that can be adjusted to cater to her tastes as she goes through chemo.

    Cookbook
    I love that cookbook! A friend gave me the book & I especially love the sweet potato & kale dish.
  • Best Friend
    Best Friend Member Posts: 222
    Tethys41 said:

    Diet
    Your mom can get a lot of protein by drinking smoothies with whey protein powder added. She can get some other things into her by adding them to the smoothies, such as L-glutamine, which will help heal her digestive system from the chemo, and flax oil, which containes omega fatty acids. If she can't tolerate milk, she can use almond milk or coconut milk as alternatives.

    "The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Cookbook" is a great resource regarding food that is beneficial to cancer patients and has recipies that can be adjusted to cater to her tastes as she goes through chemo.

    We shall see!
    I am sure it will take awhile to figure it all out. We bought ensure yesterday. We will try that first. Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it.
  • Best Friend
    Best Friend Member Posts: 222
    Tethys41 said:

    Diet
    Your mom can get a lot of protein by drinking smoothies with whey protein powder added. She can get some other things into her by adding them to the smoothies, such as L-glutamine, which will help heal her digestive system from the chemo, and flax oil, which containes omega fatty acids. If she can't tolerate milk, she can use almond milk or coconut milk as alternatives.

    "The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Cookbook" is a great resource regarding food that is beneficial to cancer patients and has recipies that can be adjusted to cater to her tastes as she goes through chemo.

    We shall see!
    I am sure it will take awhile to figure it all out. We bought ensure yesterday. We will try that first. Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it.
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member

    We shall see!
    I am sure it will take awhile to figure it all out. We bought ensure yesterday. We will try that first. Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it.

    Ensure
    I know medical docs recommend this product. It contains a lot of sugar, however, which a number of practitioners believe feed cancer. If you get the cookbook I recommended, you will see that sugar is not recommended. There are a number of other resources that also explain the sugar/cancer connection. "Anti-cancer" is one of them.