Does that mean he has lung cancer?
I posted about my brother-in-law the other day, but I have a few more questions. In short, he has a cancerous tumor where his stomach and esophagus meet. He also has cancerous fluid around his lungs that had to be drained, and may need to be drained more in the future. They told him he is stage 4. I really don’t know much more of his technical diagnosis than that. He isn’t able to eat anything without it causing excruciating pain in his stomach. He and I both agree that he needs to eat something, obviously, but it’s really hard for him. I had thought of juicing or making smoothies to help give him nutrients. I have heard that raw fruits and vegetables are advised against after starting chemo because any bacteria could get him sick at that point, but he hasn’t started chemo yet. So, I have a few questions, some of which may be impossible to answer. My first questions, with the fluid around his lungs being cancerous… Does that mean he has lung cancer? What might that indicate? How would that be treated, aside from draining it? My next question, does anyone know of a good way to coat his stomach so he CAN get some food in him without it being painful? He’s on pain meds, but they’re not at all helping that issue. At this point the tiniest bites of any food makes him feel like he has gasoline in his stomach. And lastly, what might be some good foods for him to get his immune and strength back up before he starts chemo (and after, too)? Juicing or making smoothies with greens? Thanks for any advice!