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I need advice was posted 10/31/2003 12:42 pm by Shirley
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As some of you are aware I'm dealing with an elderly aunt with PC. She is on no chemo/etc. Just using the duragesic patch 25 mg. The patch has given her relief from the pain but her complant is that her stomach feels like it wants something to be put into it. (Hunger?) She is trying to eat but she really doesn't want to and nothing sounds good. My question is - is this really hunger pangs? or is it pain that she's not recognizing as such. Her Hospice nurse has only recommended that she eat more often (she's trying to). She does not feel nauseous. I'm at a loss as to what to try - just a huge variety of foods that she can pick & choose from? When she eats, she still feels like her stomach wants more but it doesn't help to put more in. Is this possibly the tumor growing into her stomach area? Any ideas would be appreciated.

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