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Category Archives: Gastric Cancer

Nutrition after gastrectomy

Malnutrition can develop because of removal of all or part of the stomach.  Important appetite cues are missing due to lack of hormones secreted by the stomach.  Even without this problem, survivors are unable to eat normal volumes due to the smaller pouch that is available.   The strategies used before surgery will also be helpful […]

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Gastric Cancer Nutrition, post surgery concerns

After the stomach is partially or completely removed, intake will be affected by lack of appetite due to changes in hormones secreted by the stomach combined with a significantly reduced capacity due to the smaller, surgically created pouch/stomach.  The recommendations reviewed for the pre-surgery patient will continue to be useful here. Although the gastric pouch […]

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Gastric Cancer Nutrition prior to surgery

More than 70% of patients with gastric cancer develop malnutrition, depleting muscle mass, slowing healing and limiting the immune system. Part 1.  Working around nutrition problems during chemotherapy and radiation The growth of any tumor within the stomach will limit intake and create problems with the digestion of food.  Unfortunately, malnutrition can begin early, since […]

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