Cancer is thought to need glucose to live. This suggests that cancer will die without sugar. However, according to Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, a study claims that cancer can survive without glucose. Another point, unlike all other cells in the human body, cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen.
Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Peace prize in physiology in 1931 for his research in oxidation of healthy cells and cancer cells.
From the Wikipedia.com site:
Warburg hypothesized that cancer growth is caused by tumor cells mainly generating energy (as e.g. adenosine triphosphate / ATP) by anaerobic breakdown of glucose (known as fermentation, or anaerobic respiration). This is in contrast to healthy cells, which mainly generate energy from oxidative breakdown of pyruvate. Pyruvate is an end product of glycolysis, and is oxidized within the mitochondria. Hence, and according to Warburg, cancer should be interpreted as a mitochondrial dysfunction.
Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.— Otto H. Warburg
Summary of characteristics of cancer:
- Cancer thrives on glucose.
- Cancer tissues are acidic. Healthy tissues are alkaline.
- Cancer’s biggest friend is government agencies who are controlled by donations from big pharma.
It is the spreading of cancer that kills cancer patients, not the tumor! The tumor is a large collection of the cancer cells and it’s those cells that kill once they start spreading.