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Does craving for sugar mean and active cancer or tumor?

my husband has stage 3 sclc. he has had chem and radiation and brain radiation. the tumor has shrunk but recently he has started craving sugar again and cant seem to get enough of it. does this mean that the cancer or tumor maybe starting to grow again and is needing that sugar to do so
Fri, 20 Feb 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.
Craving for sugar does not mean that you have recurrence of cancer. You should go for blood sugar test and tumour marker test for your cancer. Then you should take treatment accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Does craving for sugar mean and active cancer or tumor?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Craving for sugar does not mean that you have recurrence of cancer. You should go for blood sugar test and tumour marker test for your cancer. Then you should take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.