I have a friend with diagnosis of gastric cancer one month ago. She is 35 years old and she is the mom of two babies. This is a sad story, but the worst is she cannot eat solid food because the tumor is blocking the pilorus, and doctors have sent her to her home with liquid diet. She only drink the third part or less of the amount she need to consume, and she is very skinny and weak. I am worried about the criteria of doctors, because they say the parenteral feeding is "feeding the tumor", and this is the reason because she is only with liquid diet. I would like to talk with an expert to knos if this is true or maybe is just the excuse of doctors to avoid the cost of the parenteral feeding.
I will appreciate your comments