I had my imaging done at the CM Breast Center. And indeed it was a great gathering of breasts. There we were stripped from the waist up and all dressed in matching white waffle-cotton robes. As the very gracious and hospitable staff ushered us through the proceedures from one small waiting area to the next, they would gesture to a small bevergage table and tell us to help ourselves to the poison.
There are so many ideas and opinions about cancer and its treatment, especially when one ventures outside the contemporary protocols. And they differ widely. However there are a few commonly shared opinions and one is that sugar is to be absolutely, strictly, and permanently eliminated from the diet. Cancer cells grow with reckless abandon in certain conditions and sugar is one of them. Yet is seems rare for an oncolgist and others to advise cancer patients to avoid sugar. It’s not that they don’t know.
I appreciate that in medical school doctors get little information on nutrition – I’ve read as little as fifteen minutes but more generally only an hour or two. With limited time there is perhaps little opportunity to explore the negative aspects of sugar. But doctors are aware that the CT scan imaging dye is mixed with sucrose prior to injection because the cancer cells will grab onto the sugar and in doing so reveal their location in the body. Yet sweet treats continue to be offered in medical offices.