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I am curious as to your take on the Keto diet and cancer. I am a Thymic Cancer survivor, and appreciate that food has an effect on our wellness. I've read that this way of eating decreases inflammation in your body. I have found Keto easy to follow and I am losing weight, which isn't easy for me since my surgery, chemo and radiation. They sacrificed my right phrenic nerve which makes it very difficult to exercise, certainly nothing aerobic. Please share your thoughts if there is any drawbacks to eating mainly protein, then fat and keeping bet carbs to 20 grams per day. Thank you.

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So am I. I don't hear of too many Thymic cancer patients/survivors out there. Such a less common cancer.

Yes, we are certainly almost in the same category of mythical animals. When were you diagnosed and how are you doing now? I have posted a bit of my cancer journey on another thread under thymic carcinoma.

Hi @luque76, Welcome to Connect.
@shilo14 is referencing this thymic cancer discussion group:

- Anyone out there with Thymoma/Thymic Carcinoma https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-out-there-with-thymomathymiic-carcinoma/

Come join the conversation.

HI. I was diagnosed in Aug of 2017, but was dealing with it for 5 years prior. Most recent scan in May. Now cancer free. Im 38.

Triple negative Breast cancer survivor coming up on 5 years!! I too have heard good results with the keto diet but im worried about all the fat, i was told low fat diet. I want to try it, but im a little concerned