Dr Leigh Erin Connealy, MD posted this in the Townsend Letter Letter. A link to the full article is below the quote.
The Cancer Cascade
The cancer cascade is a 12-year-long process during which time cells develop into a tumor.
First, the cancer cells cloak themselves with fibrin, a substance that makes them invisible to the immune system. Next, the cells stick to one another, forming a cluster that attaches to a muscle wall where it has access to a blood supply. This is the beginning of a tumor.
Since sugar – including simple carbohydrates, like those found in white flour and most prepared and processed foods – is a tumor’s favorite food, one of the keys to preventing or eliminating cancer is to stop feeding it. Giving up sugar, in all its many forms, is part of the one-two punch that can kill cancer cells.
Removing sugar and simple carbs from your life is a good way to discourage cancer from establishing (or re-establishing) itself in your body.
The second part of that punch involves reducing your body’s acidity. Acidic environments are a cancer favorite. If you’ve been eating the standard American diet (SAD) of processed, packaged, and fast foods, there’s a good chance that you are acidic. It’s easy to check. Simply purchase a packet of pH strips at any pharmacy and test your urine. Ideally, your test score should be slightly alkaline, between 7.2 and 7.4. Anything below that is considered acidic, while test results above 7.4 indicates alkalinity. If your test shows that you are too acidic, add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Nearly all vegetables are alkaline, so eating more fresh, organic produce is an easy, nutritious way to stop the cancer cascade from continuing.
Otherwise, without intervention on your part, the tumor keeps growing. As a general rule, it takes 8 years for the cascade process to create a tumor, then another 4 for the tumor to grow large enough to show up on medical tests or create symptoms. During those 12 years, there is a great deal that you can do to interfere with a tumor’s growth.
Full article: HERE