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shazzyshazzy Posts: 1

I have been diagnosed with lung cancer. I am vegetarian and would like to know of any food, vitamin  that can help me fight cancer build up my immune system. I have started chemo and my second treatment is next week.

Any suggestions  


  • Blanka_CBlanka_C Posts: 406 Community Admin

    Hello @shazzy,

    Welcome to our lovely Community! ❤️

    I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. We’re all good friends in here, going through similar experiences, so if you ever feel like having a chat about absolutely anything, there’s always a pair of ears to listen. x

    We have written a couple of articles that you might find useful to read. This is one:

    This guide is also full of tips from our community:

    I think our friendly oncology nurse @LizzyB73 will also be able to give you some advice, I have tagged her in this discussion so she will respond as soon as she can!

    Hope this helps in the meantime.

    Have a wonderful weekend! ❤️


    Blanka x

  • Blanka_CBlanka_C Posts: 406 Community Admin

    Thought I’d also share this infographics:

  • LizzyB73LizzyB73 Posts: 112 Oncology Specialist Nurse

    Hi @shazzy

    I too am very sorry to hear of your diagnosis and if you need support with any chemotherapy related issues , please do not hesitate to come back to me.

    Plenty of vitamin C, zinc and magnesium will help immunity and foods rich in these include red bell peppers, oranges, broccoli and strawberries, but maybe not all together!

    Wishing you well at this difficult time

    Best wishes

    Liz 😘

    Liz Bradley
    Oncology Specialist Nurse | Oncology Service Manager @ Springfield Hospital
  • Blanka_CBlanka_C Posts: 406 Community Admin

    Hi @shazzy,

    I just wanted to follow up to see how you're holding up. I hope you are staying safe amidst the current situation. 💓

    I also have just come across the following tips and thought you might find them useful.


    Blanka x

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