Protein - lack of

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Hi, new here but really reaching out for help and suggestions.

My sister has oesophagal cancer, diagnosed and having treatment for over a year, it has been stop start and two different types of treatment, the cancer levels are now coming down and the tumour had shrunk 25%. At this time the treatment has started to really take its toll on her body.   She could not have cancer treatment this week as has lost 4kg in weight and is now 6.6 stone in weight. I know there is a huge lack in protein due to dislike of dairy products etc that her body desperately needs, she is having protein water that has 20 grams of protein in but one of two of these per day is not enough as advised by her dietician, she needs at least 50g However I have tried to persuade her to try tasteless protein whey but has refused and the dietician is basically agreeing with my sister, in not even trying this. I am trying to find out if there are any protein tablets or capsules that she could take to boost her protein intake to build up muscle mass and help to put weight on and increase her chances of starting her treatment again that is suitable for someone with cancer. My sister does have stents fitted so she can swallow tablets and food and as far as her dietician is concerned they have exhausted all options.

Any suggestions or if anyone else is having a similar issue, I am trying to help my sister to build up her muscles so she can walk and drive her car without feeling wobbly and weak.

Sorry for the long read.