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Suggest treatment for pancreatic cancer

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Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017
Question: Hi, My mom has been detected with Pancreatic Cancer. She is currently undergoing Chemo therapy. She will need to go through more such sessions. In this situation she doesn't enjoy food and hence is loosing weight. Can you suggest what will be good for her at this juncture of her life to battle the deadly disease and the dreadful treatment. She will also go through Radiation in future as per plan. She has been through 6 Chemos already. We have been giving her proteins, protinex drink, least sugar, more liquid intake with juices. Also tried soursop fruit once, giving her wheat grass juice.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello. Appetite stimulants may help

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. I understand your concern. So it is usual to see loss of appetite and taste as chemo advances. There are few drugs which can help to improve appetite and taste.
Endace or megasty is one such drug used to improve appetite.
Aptivate or neogadine elixir is a stimulant for appetite.
Pancreatic enzyme preparation can also be taken.
I suggest her mild yoga or physiotherapy as it will also improve her condition.
Thanks and regards
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Brief Answer: Hello. Appetite stimulants may help Detailed Answer: Hello dear. I have gone through the details. I understand your concern. So it is usual to see loss of appetite and taste as chemo advances. There are few drugs which can help to improve appetite and taste. Endace or megasty is one such drug used to improve appetite. Aptivate or neogadine elixir is a stimulant for appetite. Pancreatic enzyme preparation can also be taken. I suggest her mild yoga or physiotherapy as it will also improve her condition. Thanks and regards