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Sugar and Cancer

If cancerous tumors thrive on sugar for energy to multiple, which is the basis for the PET scan, then does eating sugar in your diet speed up the rate that cancer multiplie in your body?
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Hi.  Eating more sugar would not speed up the rate of multiplication of cancer cells.  What you have to understand is that the increased sugar uptake seen in PET is a MANIFESTATION of the increased metabolic rate of cancer cells.  The sugar is NOT the CAUSE of the increased metabolism or the rapid multiplication of cancer cells.  These characteristics of cancer are dictated by the mutations in the regulatory genes controlling cell reproduction which these abnormal cells acquired.
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I think it would be best to google and get informed about sugar's effect upon cancer--as there are numerous and valid studies that are contrary to the doctor's response, here. my oncologist agrees that cancer indeed likes sugar and thrives on it. sugar also suppresses the immune system..

there are so many varied opinions--and each is subjective. you must go within to find the answer that is right for YOU--it's your body, your life.  do not blindly accept answers from others--if you think sugar is having adverse effects on your health, then you should experiment by eliminating refined or simple sugars from your diet, only then would you be able to tell if it's working for you as an individual and not as a generalized statistic of a biased study that's on paper. (ideally, if you are going the conventional route and have an oncologist,  you should also find a naturopathic doctor to help you with nutrition on your journey of healing). Do what resonates with you, do what rings true for you. Sugar is a drug--highly addictive--and like any other drug, it has adverse effects when we abuse it.  Blessings, Sheridan

here's a good article--others available at the site as well:
http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/warburgcancer-cause-prevention.html
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