Can I have coffee during chemotherapy?

Can I have coffee during chemotherapy?

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  1. If your cancer team says that Coffee is OK, then you can be fairly certain it will not have a negative impact. However, if you are like many, you may not want to drink coffee. In my case, for instance, I am a real coffee lover. I roast my own coffee, grind it, brew it, and delight in sipping it from my cup.
    A little way into my chemotherapy, however, my sense of taste began to change and my wonderful coffee just did not taste right. Soon, over a period of days, my coffee began to taste badly. The coffee did not change. It was some of the world’s best, properly roasted, and properly brewed. It was me that had changed. I was not able to enjoy a good cup of coffee for almost a year after my chemo started.

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  2. I smoked cigarettes when I was diagnosed with lymphoma. My oncologist told me not to even bother trying to quit while going through chemo. Fact is, he said, it will probably help you a great deal with your nausea.
    It DID.
    The question isn’t can you have coffee during chemo, but will you even WANT coffee. My throat hurt so bad…. My biggest drink was warm water with honey and cinnamon mixed in it to assist my throat. Coffee would have probably felt good.

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  3. I do. I don’t drink large volumes but what I drink is strong and always black. Just like before this whole mess was diagnosed. The oxalyplatin makes my customary mineral water chase a little less pleasant, but that’s a whole ‘nother gripe.
    Obviously not hitting the beer’n’shots like before, though. Not even thinking about that most of the time.

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  4. I did every single day! 🙂 Shout out to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, where I spent five months in 2015, being treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had cycles of chemo every three weeks through a neck port, and took various oral medication daily. There was a Tim Horton’s near the hospital; one of the nurses, who was a friend of mine, worked weekday mornings, and every morning she would stop in and buy a cup for me, and bring it to my room before she started her shift. Oh, how I looked forward to that Timmie’s! 🙂 Most patients at Roswell can also order what they like for meals from a restaurant-type menu; I would always order at least one cup of coffee with mine, and sometimes two. That and the Animal Planet Network helped me get through it all! 🙂

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  5. Answer: Based on the paucity of information included in your question: WHO KNOWS!
    Your question is certainly reasonable, but would you really consider any (yes or no) answer from strangers on the internet to be authoritative? By that I mean superseding whatever the answer is according to your Oncologist?
    If you understand the above, then…

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  6. Can’t speak for all chemo patients or all the chemo routines but I had six months-worth of chemotherapy and I didn’t slow down my coffee consumption at all, nor did my oncologist even suggest it.
    That was 11 years ago.
    That’s only anecdotal “evidence” but it is how it worked for me.

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