Can Liver Cancer Patients Have Mushrooms and Soybean Milk?

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Liver cancer will not only cause serious damage to the body, but also affect the patient's appetite greatly. Diet therapy is thus an important part during the treatment process of liver cancer. A reasonable diet with adequate nutrition supplements can help patients to improve their resistance. A good body resistance is the key to increase the treatment opportunities and improve the therapeutic effects.

Mushrooms can help to fight against liver cancer

Mushrooms, not only taste delicious, but also nutritious, is a very healthy and beneficial food to the patients. Mushrooms contain components that may modulate the activity of immunity function's T cells, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. Mushrooms have multiple functions in enhancing immunity, improving the body's adaptability and postponing aging problems, therefore, having mushrooms is very helpful to the treatment of liver cancer.

If early stage liver cancer patients adhere to eat mushrooms, it will contribute to the inhibition of cancer development. Mushrooms are not only rich in polysaccharide, but also contain double-stranded RNA which is an interferon inducer that can inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells. What’s more, patients’ having mushrooms after the operation of various cancers contributes to preventing the metastasis of cancer cells. In a word, having mushrooms is helpful to the treatment of liver cancer.

In addition to the function of anti-cancer, mushrooms can also promote the process of metabolism, improve the patients' body adaptability or enhance patients’ immunity due to its rich minerals and vitamins. Besides, mushrooms have the function of retarding aging problem, lowering the level of blood pressure, blood lipid and cholesterol. They also have some therapeutic effects on the treatment of diabetes, infectious hepatitis, indigestion, constipation and losing weight.

Mushrooms contain a variety of vitamins, especially vitamin D and vitamin A which are very important to human health. Mushrooms contain carotene, which will transfer into vitamin A after reaching to the body. Therefore, mushrooms are also called "the treasury of vitamin A". Eating some mushrooms is very conducive to our health in daily life.

Liver cancer patients should drink soybean milk selectively

According to nutritionists, soybean milk has very high nutritional value. It is rich in plant protein, vitamins B, trace elements, niacin and other useful components, and easy to be digested and absorbed. Can liver cancer patients drink soybean milk? To liver cancer patients, drinking soybean milk moderately can supplement some necessary nutritions and improve patients’ resistance to liver cancer. Soybean milk is a good drink to the health care of liver cancer patients.

Although the above introduction states that liver cancer patients can drink soybean milk, but not everyone is suitable for that. TCM believes that milk is a cold food which contains a certain amount of oligosaccharides. Drinking too much soybean milk may cause nausea, abdominal distention, diarrhea or other symptoms, so liver cancer patients with the problem of spleen or stomach weakness and accompanied by abdominal distension should be cautious with the drinking of soybean milk, so as not to worsen the discomfort symptoms.

Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou point out that the nature of food includes heat and cold, and each individual’s organs have different demand to cold and hot. The specific diets of liver cancer patients should better consult a professional nutritionist before putting into practice. Nutritionists from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou are always making detailed nutritional diets based on the patient's physical condition and the progression stage of the disease, which is much more conducive to the rehabilitation.

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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