Topic: Sugar cravings
August 2010 at the age of 55, I had a shock diagnosis of cc. This was after watching my mum die 2 months previously after an unexpected diagnosis of bile duct cancer. Within 10 days I had a major liver resection, (85%) bit of small intestine removed, gall bladder, bile ducts, lymph nodes, portal vien excision and more, then got on the chemo arm of the Bilcap trial. I am so fortunte to be here and I am trying to do my best re diet as a tool to keep recurrences at bay. However, my body craves sweet things. I try and keep to fruit but am concerned as I know that there sugar causes inflamation, of which there is an element in cancer. I no longer eat dates/bananas/figs/oranges/honey and use agave syrup in tea if I need a boost. Suffer from severe fatigue and it's as though my body is crying out for instant energy. Tend to go for a fruit scone rather than cake, don't eat chocolate any more (body can't process it) but devour grapes/melons. Anybody else who's been in position have this craving too? As well as the fear? Also, what are patient's thoughts on alcohol? The chilled white wine on a summer's day? A glass of prosecco on a birthday? How are patients dealing with that? My gp says it would be good for me. I worry.