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Old 03-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Controlling brain cancer tumor with low carb/calorie diet

My father was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He has had surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. And will soon be starting radiation and chemo. My question is has anyone heard of or had any experience with a low carbohydrate diet for brain cancer? Would like to treat this from every angle possible to help slow and reduce the size of the tumor. Thank you.


Updating post to point you towards the article I read that made me wonder if anyone had experience with the type of treatment like this.


http://www.lef.org/protocols/cancer/brain_tumor_03.htm

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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My father was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He has had surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. And will soon be starting radiation and chemo. My question is has anyone heard of or had any experience with a low carbohydrate diet for brain cancer? Would like to treat this from every angle possible to help slow and reduce the size of the tumor. Thank you.

Sorry to hear about your dad, this must be a terribly distressing time for your family

I don't know anything about the diet but I would talk to the specialists your dad is seeing as I imagine they would have access to any relevant studies.

Best wishes to your family and especially your dad as he prepares for surgery.

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Old 03-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #3
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Thank you so much for your good wishes. I will definitely make my family aware of this article and see if we can talk to the doctors about any research they are aware of.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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I am sorry to hear about your Dad's diagnosis..

I agree that the specialist or other specialists sounds like the best route.. Hoping and praying for good news.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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I followed a high protein, low carb and calorie diet to help me rehab from a stroke in December. Anthing else did not provide me with enough energy to tackle anything. I hope it works for your Dad's cancer!
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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Do a search for "sugar and cancer". Lots of new research points to a link. I don't know that a low carb diet so much as a clean food, non-processed diet would help, but it surely couldn't hurt to cut the sugar. Also, a diet high in whole grains can increase inflammation, so cutting that down could help him feel better.
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