My mom is diagnosed with breast cancer last month and doctor has started with the chemotherapy treatment for for. She is done with her second chemo session on 21st April, 2016. My mom is diabetic and high on uric acid. After chemo sessions, my mom feels very weak and it becomes difficult for her to work normally, as suggested by doctor. I am studying in U.S (currently visiting India as my mom was hospitalized after the 1st chemo, due to reduction in her WBC and platelet count) and it will be difficult for me to remain outside U.S for more than 5 months(visa issues)
I am in dilemma and need suggestion as in when will my mom need me the most, Surgery or Chemo? (I do understand that she needs me for the entire tenure of treatment, but I have to manage both)
Could you please also suggest some diet plan that she can follow, taking into consideration her diabetes and uric acid?
Thank You for creating this immensely helpful website and panel and answering everyone's questions!!!
The most that she will need you is during times of chemotherapy. Surgery and Radiation are local treatments and do not cause much of a body disturbance.Chemotherapy affects the body as a whole and tends to cause side effects, during which she may need your help.
You can browse through hundreds of questions that have been asked in the past, related to surgery, chemo and radiation and read the answers. If you still have doubts or if your question has not been answered, feel free to ask and we will help you.
And please also remember, this being a peer support group, this cannot replace your Oncologist and cannot, at any point of time, answer your Medical related queries,which will be best answered by your Oncologist as he / she understands your mother as a whole and has seen all her reports and performance.
Thanks for the revert Dr. Sumeet. I truely understand that it's only the consulting doctor who knows the exact condition of my mom.