Sep 16, 2011 - 7:13 pm
I am 3 years into my cancer battle and have only 2 short remissions, with the rest of the time endless chemo and radiation. I have a grade 3 endometrial cancer that metasticized to my liver in early 2010. This summer I had radioembolism to both sides of my liver (6/01 & 8/26), and my Interventional Radiologist told me "Eat, or your cancer will eat you." He said that no matter how unappealing food was to me or how uncomfortable it made me after I ate it, I needed to open my mouth and shovel in food every couple of hours, and drink 64 ounces of non-caffeinated/ non alcoholic liquids daily. I have been doing that, but I have still dropped weight and muscle. (I'm 5'7" and currently weigh about 120, not that much less than my pre-cancer weight of 126, but at 126 I was MUCH more muscular and fit.)
Although he told me at EAT, he never said WHAT to eat. I've been eating Greek yogurt and lots of eggs and drinking Boost and concentrating on getting protein and fiber in me and eating a balanced diet. I even bought Whey Powder and asodopholus pills, then realized I don't really know what I'm doing and I could easily be taxing my poor liver or not giving my body what it REALLY needs. Are their foods I should be avoiding? Are their nutrients that I especially need to combat wasting? I was hoping those of you with liver cancer and the caregivers posting here might know what liver-specific supplements and food items I should be consuming and what type of food strategy is my best bet. Many thanks!