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Is it good to eat solid food for linitis plastica patient?

hello doctor, my mother has linitis plastica and is waiting to start chemo, due to the narrowing of the duodenum she finds it almost impossible to eat and has been on a liquid diet but has started to eat solids again as she is hungry, is this a good thing?
Mon, 11 May 2015
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Hi, dear
she has stomach cancer linitis plastica. She should start chemotherapy according to her doctor's advice. She should not solid food directly. She should take liquid diet and semi solid food initially. If she tolerate semi solid food then only later on solid food can start. Consult your doctor and plan accordingly.
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Is it good to eat solid food for linitis plastica patient?

Hi, dear she has stomach cancer linitis plastica. She should start chemotherapy according to her doctor s advice. She should not solid food directly. She should take liquid diet and semi solid food initially. If she tolerate semi solid food then only later on solid food can start. Consult your doctor and plan accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.