Can a keto diet treat brain cancer?

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Can a ketogenic diet help brain cancer patients like Senator John McCain? Emerging research — and some dramatic patient stories — suggest it might.

When news broke in mid July that US Senator John McCain had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, neuro-oncology researcher Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck, PhD, tried to get a message to the McCain family in Arizona. She posted on his daughter’s group Facebook page and linked to research she has conducted through her role as an associate professor of neurobiology at Barrow Neurological Institute, in Phoenix Arizona, where McCain lives.

Scheck’s message to McCain: Try the ketogenic diet along with the standard therapy of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Here’s why, and what could happen:

Can a Keto Diet Treat Brain Cancer?

2 comments

  1. Geissel
    I have vasculittis from SNC it causes me meningitis many times....
    I been doing keto for almost 2 years . The last july i been at the hospital again for meningitis 12 days and send me home ....Some days after they said i have tumor on my brain ....at the núcleo caudado .
    I was totally fine at my home taking prednisona and azatioprina , si they send me another test on my brain .
    I continue doing my keto food
    Three monts latter have the results ....no tumor it desapear
    💝
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  2. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I have vasculittis from SNC it causes me meningitis many times....
    I been doing keto for almost 2 years . The last july i been at the hospital again for meningitis 12 days and send me home ....Some days after they said i have tumor on my brain ....at the núcleo caudado .
    I was totally fine at my home taking prednisona and azatioprina , si they send me another test on my brain .
    I continue doing my keto food
    Three monts latter have the results ....no tumor it desapear
    💝

    Amazing. I am glad you continue to follow up with your medical provider to monitor your health.

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