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“Squamous cell lung cancers (SqCC), are glucose-DEpendent, while adenocarcinoma NSCLC tumors are largely glucose-INdependent,

You or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer (LC). While you may have heard that “sugar feeds cancer” you want to learn the specifics for lung cancers.

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The first article linked and excerpted below talks about “glucose dependent” LC. While reducing the glucose in the patient’s diet will be important, studies also confirm the importance of starving the cancer of oxygen and nutrients through the blood supply of the tumor. The second study linked and excerpted below talks about the importance of cutting off the blood supply (anti-angiogenesis) to LC.

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While conventional  chemotherapy may be one option for you pursue anti-angiogenesis (chemotherapy), please understand that there are evidence-based angiogenic inhibitors. Nutrition and supplementation can also be forms of non-toxic anti-angiogenesis.

I remain in complete remission from my “incurable” blood cancer called multiple myeloma by living an evidence-based yet non-conventional, anti-MM lifestyle. Starving my cancer of blood vessels (angiogenesis) is job 1.

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David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
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Squamous Cell Lung Cancer Cells Are Sugar-dependent

“Squamous cell lung cancers (SqCC), a form of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), are glucose-DEpendent, while adenocarcinoma NSCLC tumors are largely glucose-INdependent, according to an analysis of patient NSCLC tumor samples…

Researchers found “markedly elevated” expression of GLUT1, a glucose transporter, in lung SqCC, suggesting that GLUT1 and tumor sugar dependence could be targets for new drug development against lung SqCC, a malignancy for which management can be notoriously challenging…

Excessive sugar consumption is not only a problem that can lead to complications like diabetes, but also, based on our studies and others, the evidence is mounting that some cancers are also highly dependent on sugar,..”

Angiogenesis inhibition as a therapeutic strategy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

“In many cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), tumor angiogenesis pathways have been identified as important therapeutic targets. Angiogenesis is essential in the process of primary tumor growth, proliferation and metastasis…

Bevacizumab and ramucirumab have both led to improvements in OS when added to standard first and second line chemotherapy, respectively. Small incremental gains seen with both bevacizumab and ramucirumab may be further improved upon by incorporating novel agents and treatment strategies…”

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Rowena says 6 years ago

My mom, who is 78 years old, has stage 4 non small cell lung cancer with egfr mutation, that’s why her oncologist placed her on Tarceva 150 mg. She is also end stage renal disease, dialyzing 3 times weekly, diabetic, hypertensive and anemic. She is suffering a lot from the side effects of Tarceva (nausea, weakness, neuropathy, coughing, low blood count, etc.) I’ve recently changed her diet drastically to cut out sugars and bad fats, started her on veggie juices, amped her vitamins and supplements (turmeric, astragalus, vit. D, E, and Vit. C, etc)which seem to be helping her a lot with the side effects. I learned that cancer is a disease the develops when the immune system is compromised, like in my mom’s case, the toxins in her body accumulated over a long time and led to this diseased state. I don’t understand why, to treat the disease, we’re told by her oncologist to give her another chemical drug that would add to her toxic overload. I’m almost close to just giving her all natural, alternative means to boost her immune system and help her body heal itself. She has suffered enough. I just need guidance on what other natural treatments I can give her and if it’s wise to let her oncologist know we’re considering discontinuing Tarceva as a form of treatment. Thank you!

    David Emerson says 6 years ago

    Hi Rowena-

    I am sorry to read of your mom’s lung cancer diagnosis. I understand exactly what you are saying. Yes, toxic chemo will lower your mom’s quality of life for what time she has left. Unfortunately there are many patients and caregivers who want to do anything that might give them more time (length of life).

    I will email several cancer coaching guides to your yahoo email address that summarize what I have learned about late stage cancer therapies. You are between a rock and a hard place.

    One more important issue. The field of “palliative” oncology is not “hospice.” Palliative therapy’s mission is to manage pain. Studies show that earlier palliative therapy results in longer live with higher quality of life. Your oncologist should be able to help you with this.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Hang in there.

    David Emerson

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