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Old 04-01-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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I read in the site what cancer patients & survivors...........to eat and avoid that WATER MELON IS IN THE RECOMMENDED LIST
There are two types of water melon here
one has dark green thick rind or skin . The inside is red and the seeds are large and black.It is very sweet and full of sucrose
The other one is smaller in size, has fairly thin yellow skin.The flesh inside is white and the seeds are like cucumber seeds
My problem is which is the correct ont to give to Hema
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:25 AM   #2
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Re: Water Melon

Pibikay,
I don't thing there is a significant nutrient difference in the two types of watermelon. I think the article is probably referring to the green one with red center but either would be ok.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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Re: Water Melon

Thank You Tanya
But I was worried about the red one with drak green being very sweet
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Metstatic Breast Cancer Stage 4
Left breast cauliflower 25x20cm
ossousmetstatis in vertbrae secondaries L4=L5secondary
nodules in both liver lobes secondary
Diagnosed 10th March 2010
ER/PR-ve
Her 2 neu +++
Taxotrne Zylotec started 16th March
Herceptin added 5th April.9th Herceptin over on 20th Sep '10.Started on Tykerb and Xeloda on 22nd Oct2010TYKERB 4 TAB A DAY XELODA 4 TAB A DAY ONE WEEK ON ONE WEEK OFFZoletrust infusion every 4 months.Lesion in Brain 3D CRT Radiation started on 1st Feb'12 for 20 days ,5 days a week for 4 weeks.Devloped a small lump in breast.Xeloda stopped from 11th April '12.On Taxol.After 3 cycles of Taxol Taxol stopped.Back to Xeloda regime from 3rd July
Herceptin started again on 27th Dec 2012.Xeloda stopped Navelbin added on 7th February 2013.Now on Tykerb Herceptin and Navelbin
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:03 AM   #4
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Re: Water Melon

Is Hema bothered by sweet flavors? It will be sweet but that sweetness is somewhat diluted by the watery flavor. It really depends on the melon and the time of year. As far as nutritionally speaking, a thick slice of watermelon only has 12g carbohydrates which is less expected given its sweetness.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:21 PM   #5
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Re: Water Melon

While both varieties are good for you, the pink/red one contains lycopene, which gives it its color. Lycopene has been shown to have anti-breast tumor properties.

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Old 04-12-2011, 05:35 AM   #6
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Good point Lisa. Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:23 AM   #7
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Re: Water Melon

Thanks.I will get her some
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Metstatic Breast Cancer Stage 4
Left breast cauliflower 25x20cm
ossousmetstatis in vertbrae secondaries L4=L5secondary
nodules in both liver lobes secondary
Diagnosed 10th March 2010
ER/PR-ve
Her 2 neu +++
Taxotrne Zylotec started 16th March
Herceptin added 5th April.9th Herceptin over on 20th Sep '10.Started on Tykerb and Xeloda on 22nd Oct2010TYKERB 4 TAB A DAY XELODA 4 TAB A DAY ONE WEEK ON ONE WEEK OFFZoletrust infusion every 4 months.Lesion in Brain 3D CRT Radiation started on 1st Feb'12 for 20 days ,5 days a week for 4 weeks.Devloped a small lump in breast.Xeloda stopped from 11th April '12.On Taxol.After 3 cycles of Taxol Taxol stopped.Back to Xeloda regime from 3rd July
Herceptin started again on 27th Dec 2012.Xeloda stopped Navelbin added on 7th February 2013.Now on Tykerb Herceptin and Navelbin
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