Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This morning I heard a short news clip on the radio. A cancer doc was talking about how there is no need to call all cancer cells cancer. That is, when docs see a patient, there are some cancer cells that they know will not progress. Yet, most of the time, the patient is told they have cancer and it is over-treated. He feels that there are many cases when the patient should be told they have cancer cells, but they will not do anything further. Just keep on eye on them with regular visits. He said there's no need to alarm the patient by diagnosing these cases as "having cancer" and then doing treatment.
Then another topic...the question was posed as to how much sugar is "safe" intake. Another expert responded that, in the lab, even small and moderate amounts of sugar produced cancer in rats. YIKES! (After writing this, I heard yet another radio report that female mice that were fed sugar died twice as frequently than the non-sugar fed.)
Yesterday, I attended a healthy cooking class that was fun and a good learning experience for me. Plus, it's always nice to laugh with others of all ages, both genders, and varied ethnicities.
Wishing all a wonderful day.