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My wife is 52 and I am 46. She was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer on August 9th of this year. She has had many problems. Her one and only chemo treatment almost killed her by opening a hole in her colon. After that hospital stay she devoloped a bed sore. For the last four or five days she has been eaten nothing and grows weaker by the minute. She gets mad at me when I suggest something she might eat. She says don't you think I would eat if I could. I fear she is near the end and I love her so. Any ideas???

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My name is Dana and I am an online community specialist with the Cancer Survivors Network. It sounds like from your posting that you are looking for information on eating problems with cancer patients and the complications that arise. You may want to consider contacting the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-227-2345.

I hope you have found this information helpful.

All the best,

CSN Dana

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There is an antihistomine called periactin that has a side affect of stimulating appetite.It's probably the least harmful for side effects for drugs that stimulate eating.


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