Dr. Mehmet Oz discussed endometrial cancer with former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Camille Grammer on the June 26 episode of the Dr. Oz Show. (This episode originally aired Nov. 14, 2013.)
Grammer, 45, is healthy and well after undergoing a radical hysterectomy for early-stage endometrial cancer in October 2013. Camille, the ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, decided to get a radical hysterectomy because she had an elevated risk of endometrial cancer due to a genetic predisposition (Camille's mom survived stage 3 ovarian cancer).
A radical hysterectomy involves the complete removal of the uterus, cervix, upper vagina, and parametrium. Grammer underwent genetic testing several years ago and was advised to get a hysterectomy back then, but held off until this year.
Risk Factors and Symptoms
The super-fit mom of two was shocked when she first got her endometrial cancer diagnosis. Grammer, a former dancer, is a longtime fitness fanatic who has always followed a healthy diet and worked regularly.
After her surgery, she is now healthy and cancer-free. "My life is moving forward and I'm feeling very well," she said. Risk factors for endometrial cancer include obesity, family history, older age, hormone therapy, and never having had children. Symptoms include:
- abnormal vaginal bleeding
- difficult or painful urination
- an enlarged uterus.
Low-Carb, High-Fat Ketogenic Diet Starves Cancer
Dr. Oz, a former proponent of low-fat diets, recently reversed his position against unprocessed saturated fats, and said eating more healthy fats like those found in olive oil, avocados and salmon can reverse type 2 diabetes and prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Oz now joins a growing number of medical experts who believe a high-fat, low-carb diet can prevent degenerative illnesses. Renowned cancer researcher Dr. Thomas Seyfried recently told me a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet can replace chemotherapy and radiation for even the deadliest of cancers.
Dr. Seyfried's years of research indicate that cancer is a metabolic — not a genetic — disease. And the best way to treat a metabolic disorder is through diet, not by pumping a patient full of toxic radiation.
"The reason why the ketogenic diet is not being prescribed to treat cancer is purely economical," said Dr. Seyfried, author of Cancer as a Metabolic Disease. "Cancer is big business. There are more people making a living off cancer than there are dying of it."
So far, there are numerous anecdotal success stories. Joe Mancaruso, a 56-year-old Texas man, told me he has been battling terminal lung cancer without chemotherapy using the ketogenic diet. "I am convinced I would not be here today if I had continued with chemo," said Mancaruso.
Similarly, Dr. Elaine Cantin discussed how she used the ketogenic diet to manage her son's type I diabetes and her own aggressive breast cancer in her book, The Cantin Ketogenic Diet.
Dr. Seyfried says the time has come for the medical community to publicly acknowledge the viability of the ketogenic diet as an inexpensive, non-toxic way to treat cancer.
"The standard of care has been an abysmal failure for cancer," said Dr. Seyfried. "The ketogenic diet may one day replace the standard of care for most cancers. To those who doubt me, I say: 'Prove me wrong.'"