are there any specific vitamins and supplements that are advisable to take after operation -treatment has completed .
preferably over the counter purchase .
Any supplement drinks can be on prescription and now they should be free so no need to spend money. Take advice from your consultant and dietitian as I was told to stop taking multi vitamins during chemo.
They will give you the best advice for your situation as everyone is different.
What I would advise is to eat as well as you can before treatment and build yourself up, you will lose weight.
All the best and good luck
I just take one a day multivitamins, D3, plus iron tablets from the docs and a three monthly injection of B12 from the docs too.
That's only my recommended after care because my cancer was low down and required a two thirds removal of my stomach. This obviously means that the remaining stomach cannot extract these substances in sufficient amounts.
I would think if they don't touch your stomach this would be different. They'll tell you at hospital after surgery so don't worry about it.
I had a couple of iron infusions during treatment and put on vit D and B12 but this was stopped when treatment ended.
My dietician advised I take a over the counter multivitamin, I choose a chewable one, and she wrote to my GP and asked that I have blood tests every 3 months to check if I need any other supplements. So far I have been fine.
I was prescribed forceval tablets post-op. Mine was squamous cell at the oesophageal stomach junction so only a third of my stomach was removed and they said this wouldn’t cause pernicious anaemia so B12 injection not needed.Hope you are doing okay
All the best!