A patient pours nutritious food into a feeding tube provided by HCM City’s Oncology Hospital. Photo tuoitre.vn HCM CITY A 55-year-old woman takes a pair of chopsticks to eat her lunch of bún thịt nướng - a Vietnamese rice noodle bowl with vegetables and grilled pork in a lobby of HCM City’s Oncology Hospital. She only ate half of the meal before dropping her food. “I’m tired. I can’t continue eating,” she said. According to her relatives, she ate very little when she underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer. She did not receive any nutrition advice from doctors. The woman was hospitalised in 2016 for breast cancer and her weight has fallen from 52kg to 41kg during treatment, Tuổi trẻ (Youth) online newspaper reported. Another case is N.X.H, a 68-year-old man, of the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk, who has been treated for thyroid cancer for two years at the hospital. He eats the free lunch at the hospital’s gate. He said he came to the hospital to receive drugs to take at home after a successful surgery. H also added his children Googled nutrition advice for his disease. He said he did not know the hospital had an office to… Read full this story
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