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Ensure for cancer ?

Is ensure a safe drink to have while on both chemo and radiation for metastasized stomach cancer? I have read articles stating that ensure is filled with sugar, which can actually be counterproductive in cancer patients due to the fact that cancer feeds off of sugar.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jun 2010
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Hello, welcome to Healthcaremagic. Ensure is an energy drink which supplements proteins and other nutrients along with calories. I dont see any harmfull effect of it in cancer patients infact it is beneficial as in chemotherapy and radiation recieving patients the demand of nutrients in body increases because of regenration needs of body cells. So you can continue using it in my view without any apprehension. Still it would be in your favour if would consult this with your treating doctor as well. Wish you good health.
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