thank you very much.

thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

hello everyone. My dad had  a klatskin's tumour and was resected last August. He had  chemotherapy gem/cis (4 cycles) and radiation therapy. He couldn't tolerate xeloda, so he did radiotherapy alone.  His  CA 19-9 before chemo were 140 and  before radiotherapy they dropped to 33.

A month ago he finished his radiotherapy treatment and now his CA 19-9 have risen to 98. I've read that its common to have increased levels of CA 19-9 after radiation, but for how long after treatments it is expected to have high levels of CA 19-9?

hello everyone. My dad had  a klatskin's tumour and was resected last August. He had  chemotherapy gem/cis (4 cycles) and radiation therapy. He couldn't tolerate xeloda, so he did radiotherapy alone.  His  CA 19-9 before chemo were 140 and  before radiotherapy they dropped to 33.

A month ago he finished his radiotherapy treatment and now his CA 19-9 have risen to 98. I've read that its common to have increased levels of CA 19-9 after radiation, but for how long after treatments it is expected to have high levels of CA 19-9?

hello everyone.

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Thank you very much for all your suggestions. He's already doing better, he eats a bit more, so hopefully he will get strong enough to tolarate chemo.

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Thank you so much for your quick reply and useful suggestions. It is really encouraging to know that I am not alone in this emotional rollercoaster. I tried whey protein (low in sugar) and ensure (low fat) but he doen't like them sad
Today I bought the books: "one bite at a time" and "the cancer-fighting kitchen". I hope that the new recipes will increase his appetite and consequently he will gain some weight.

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Thank you so much for your quick reply. W

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my dad's oncologist suggested gemzar and cisplatin for chemo. Is there any success story out there with this combination?

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hello everyone. My dad was diagnosed on May and had surgery on August. As he had positive resection margins and a 1mm malignant nodule on his diaphragm he has to do chemotherapy (cisplatin and gemzar) for 4 months. Prior to the surgery he had stents placement and as a complication he developed pancreatitis and consequently type II diabetes. I don't know what to do as regards nutrition because we were advised to avoid fatty foods. Therefore, he keeps on losing weight because his calory intake is insufficient because he is not allowed to eat fat or sugar. How will he gain weight and be strong enough to tolerate chemo? I am also concerned about vitamins and generally dietary supplements and their interference with chemo. Any suggestions would be really appreciated. Please help me help my dad.