As much as I love Paleo I wonder what I'd do if I got a sudden diagnosis of cancer. While we love to bash the vegans I do believe there's tremendous value in some of their approaches to healing, in particular water fasting, juice fasting, organ detoxification, herbs (especially in high doses), Dr. Schulze's "Incurables Program," saunas, and other things. One of the things I learned in my exploration of raw veganism once upon a time was that there's a difference between a diet for rapid healing, a diet for rebuilding health, and a diet for maintaining health. I think Paleo is great for rebuilding and maintaining but I wouldn't trust it for rapid healing.
If I were staring cancer in the face I'd want to ease the digestive load on my body while getting lots of nutrients into me (would probably consume large amounts of non-sugary vegetable juices), and I would want to make sure things were moving out quickly. I'd also make sure to get enough sun exposure, clean up any crappy relationships I had, develop relationships that got me out of my narcissistic self, get emotional support, and find a health practitioner that wouldn't push towards chemo or radiation.
What would you do? Would you bet your life on your current diet? And, if you've been Paleo for a while, how would that affect your decision-making?