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loss of appetite

janita
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Joined: May 2010

My mother was recently diagnosed with lunch cancer and she has loss her appetite. Any suggestions to stimulate appetite other than medicine.

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stayingcalm
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You didn't give us much to go on, janita :) Is it chemo that takes away her appetite? Because if she is nauseous from it she can speak to the nurses about adding anti-nausea meds to her chemo.

The only non-drug I know of that can help stimulate appetite is ginger, but you should talk to the doctor before you use it - it also acts as a blood-thinner.

Best to you and your mom,

Deb

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