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Many celebrity doctors (Dr. Oz., Dr. Ian Smith and the young guy from the Doctors show) say we should strip all “white food” - bread, flour, rice, and sugar - out of our diets.
The dietician who was with Dad for his chemo run kind of phoo-pohed the “sugar is evil” message. It leaves you wondering what to think.
Interestingly, the alkaline water (a sliced lemon, with 2 heaping tsp pink salt in 2 litres of water) really helped Dad’s gastric system. Whether or not it helps him with cancer cell formation, we will never know.
Posted by Lacey_adminCCS on May 14, 2018 10:15 am
Sugar and cancer
Over the past few years, there have been reports, e-mails and websites that say eating
sugar feeds cancer or that sugar makes cancer grow faster. All cells in your body consume
sugar as they grow and divide, but eating sugar does not make cancer cells grow faster.
Sugar is found naturally in fruit, vegetables, milk and honey. It is also added to other foods
like soft drinks, juice drinks, desserts and condiments to make them sweeter.
Every cell in your body requires sugar (glucose) for energy. Your body can also store sugar to
use as energy later. Your body needs this sugar to function normally. Because we consume
thousands of dietary components every day, it is difficult to understand the links between
diet and cancer.
What we do know is that Canadians eat a lot of sugar every day. Eating lots of foods that
have sugar added means you are more likely to put on weight. Research shows that being
overweight or obese increases your risk of cancer. Being obese may cause changes in
hormone levels. Changes to sex hormones or insulin might increase the risk of developing
breast, colon or uterine cancer. A healthy body weight will be different for everyone, so check
with your doctor about what a healthy body weight is for you.
Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/reduce-cancer-risk/make-info
Posted by Raleigh on May 17, 2018 1:43 pm
I start my treatments next Thursday with chemo/radiation on the first day. A bit scared but happy to get the show on the road. Have an excellent support group (family and friends) and medical team.
Hope everyone has an amazing long weekend.
Posted by Raleigh on May 25, 2018 5:42 am
It was a long day and to add to it hubby had to make a run to the ER with a tick bite he got on the weekend stretching the day out longer for him and worry for me as he made me stay home to rest. Always something to keep the ball rolling. Thankfully it hasn't developed into Lyme disease because he caught it early.
Now off for my next radiation. Have a great day everyone.
Posted by Raleigh on May 25, 2018 2:55 pm
N.S. woman shares cancer journey in hopes of changing the way people view death"
If you search Audrey Parker Halifax you can read her story. Inspirational and thought provoking.
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Looking forward to warmer weather, sitting on our deck and enjoying the river and not having to travel every day.
Posted by Raleigh on Jun 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Finish radiation Friday and then in two weeks I have my second brachytherapy. Looking forward to getting back to my new normal.
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I guess I am like many others. Every little twitch or pain or whatever wasn't there before or I never noticed causes me to think "what's that, is it back somewhere else." Hopefully that will go away in time. I am still having to take naps most days and find during the nights I wake up sweating wet and it is cool in the room. It also seems a certain time in the evening when I just get chilled and can't get warm. Anyone else experience of these things?
Have a a great day everyone.
Posted by Lianne_adminCCS on Sep 19, 2018 12:29 pm
First off - I missed your post about ringing the bell so congrats on that!
As to your last post, I found after almost 6 weeks of radiation that the fatigue stuck around for quite some time. The "what's that, is it back somewhere else" is a common "side effect" of coming out the other end of treatment. I am now 7 years out of treatment and while it does rear its head on occasion, those thoughts and fears take up far less real estate in my brain than they did earlier on.
Let us know how the CT scan goes
Have a great day as well
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