Don’t Eat the Sugar … and Other Cancer Myths

Once you are diagnosed with cancer, you’ll start hearing all kinds of things. Many of them are simply not true. Let’s take a look at a few of the myths that surround cancer.

Go ahead…eat the sugar (in moderation)

One that you’ll hear most often is that you have to give up sugar when you get cancer. “Sugar feeds cancer,” they say. Well, it is true that all of our cells, including cancer cells, need and use sugar (glucose) for energy. However, just not eating sugar does not deprive your body of the blood sugar it requires to survive.

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