The Biggest Debate In Cancer (That You May Not Know About)

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Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick summary: Scientists debate whether cancer is a genetic disease, or a metabolic disease. Most say that cancer is caused by genetic errors. Others say that it’s a metabolic problem stemming from dysfunctional mitochondria (i.e. the cell’s power plant). This concept of cancer started in the early 1900’s … Read more

What Is A FDG PET Scan and Why Does It Matter?

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick summary: FDG PET scans involve a specialized sugar that shows up on PET scans. This sugar injected into your body. And since most tumors will take up more of it, it allows the tumor to show up on the PET scan. Besides helping to diagnose cancer, FDG … Read more

The Sugar and Cancer Connection: Is It Proven?

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick summary: Cancer cells make energy in a deranged way. This requires them to burn more sugar to make the amount of energy needed for survival. Cancer involves both genetic and metabolic dysfunction at the cellular level (i.e. problems in the cell’s instructions for growth, and how they … Read more