Lee wrote:I am not familiar With Jane McLelland, butt a few years back, some people around here were eating very few calories a day or two prior to infusion. Theory was stare the cancer cell, chemo was more effective in attacking cancer cells with less side affect to you. Not sure if this is what you are talking about. If yes, look for an old timer, Ashley, her avatar/photo was Elizabeth Montgomery, an actress from the !960's, Bewitched, who died from this disease. Look at some of her threads & posts.
Good luck, hope this helps,
zephyr wrote:I don't have any experience with any diet that starves cancer but I do have experience with a fasting-mimicking diet during chemo. The idea is not to starve the cancer, the idea is to put your normal cells into a protection mode because they think there's a famine so they sort of shut down. Cancer cells have no such regulating mechanism so they don't go into hibernation (not accurate but you get the idea); the cancer cells just keep getting hungrier & hungrier so that when chemo hits your system, they gobble it up like an all-you-can-eat buffet but your normal cells aren't very interested. It's more to help with side effects - less toxicity to normal cells - but, in theory, the cancer cells get extra helpings of chemo so it should help on that front. It's not a complete fast - you can eat up to 500 calories a day. You need to start 2 days before chemo and continue until 1 day after chemo. In my case it made a HUGE different in reducing side effects from Folfiri. I had to fast for a week at a time which was tough the first 1-2 times but not bad after I got the hang of it. It's surprising how much food you can eat after you figure out the system. I was "fasting" under the supervision of a naturopathic oncologist with the skeptical blessing of my MD oncologist (as long as I didn't lose too much weight, he was ok with it).
I'm not suggesting you do or not do anything, only passing along information.
ranhanssen wrote:Has anyone tried to actually use some of the methods to starve cancer along with their treatment? Just was reading into it and was curious to hear what others may have done!
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