Anny Caroline MESSIAS1, Gabriela Fonseca LOPES1, Bruno Vitor Pinto Coelho RODRIGUES2, Marina Barcelos de MIRANDA3, VirgÃ¬nia Maria Gurgel MACHADO1, Daniel de Castro MONTEIRO2, Jacques Gabriel Ãlvares HORTA1, Rachel Basques CALIGIORNE4, NathÃ¡lia Sernizon GUIMARÃ?ES1, SÃ´nia Maria de FIGUEIREDO1
Introduction: The increase in the incidence of chronic noncommunicable diseases has been highlighted in terms of worldwide mortality rates. Among these diseases, pancreatic cancer stands out, which is characterized by a tendency towards the evolution of metastasis and low survival. Weight loss is associated with increased basal energy expenditure, decreased energy consumption and malabsorption of nutrients.
Case report: Oncological therapies can affect to quality of life and nutritional status of individuals, due to the toxic and immunosuppressive effects. For this reason, the use of alternative and complementary therapies, such as the use of propolis, can help to improve the quality of treatment, by decreasing the proliferation of neoplastic cells and the toxic effects of chemotherapy, due to the epigenetic, antitumor, apoptotic characteristics, antioxidants and immunomodulatory. This case report addresses the clinical and nutritional monitoring of an elderly male patient, with pancreatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy, under nutritional advice associated with the supplementation of hydroalcoholic extract of green propolis.
Conclusion: There was an improvement in the quality of life and an increase in the patient’s survival rate from 12 months to three years, in addition to stabilization of tumor progression