I have again seen another cancer patient who has undergone surgical removal of the stomach. After surgery, his follow up CT and PET scan revealed lymph node enlargement probably due to metastasis. He has been to several MDs both allopathic and Alternative. He is now undergoing chemotherapy to control its spread.

He currently takes about 100 different kinds of pills for his conditions, ranging from vitamins, enzymes, homeopathic, chinese herbal medicines and even Cell therapy. Considering that he has lost his stomach, hence his desire to eat, he still has the will power to consume that amount of supplements. My only concern for him is that with this amount he’s taking, he may start sacrificing his food intake.

My concern and primary focus is for him to lead a normal life with quality. What is use of taking all sort of medicines that may only cause him to lose appetite for food? What is life, if you stay in bed 24 hours a day rather than spending a few good hours with your family in a normal and happy environment?

I guess we must put things into perspective, quality or quantity? I hope I can give not only the extension of his life but also imporve the quality of life he is living.


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