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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

Sep 7, 2021

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No two cancers are the same and neither should your nutrition be. When diagnosed with cancer or at risk of cancer – one immediate question is “What Should I Eat Differently Starting Now?” and “Which Supplements Should I Take and Avoid”. The answer is “It Depends”. It depends on which genetic mutations your tests identified. It depends on which cancer, which ongoing treatments and supplements. It depends on your age, weight, height, lifestyle, allergies and habits. The answer to “What Should I Eat Differently” and “Which Supplements Should I Take and Avoid” for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma also requires understanding of how the food and supplements included in your diet manipulate the molecular pathways which are relevant for cancer and interactions with your treatment.

Internet search to find answers will never be personalized to your cancer type such as EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and lifestyle conditions. Cancers are driven by biochemical pathways and therefore the answers to nutrition questions have to be based on molecular science irrespective of whether one understands it or not.  

For example foods like Cucumber and Eggplant are recommended when undergoing Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. But Roselle and Black Chokeberry are recommended when treatment changes to Irinotecan. 

Similarly Wintergreens supplements are recommended with Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. But Neem Extract supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Irinotecan. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma is one of the different subtypes of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. In this subtype of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, mutations or overexpression of a gene named EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) is detected. The defects or aberrations or mutations in this gene can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors). EGFR gene mutations are prevalent in cancer Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. You can visit NIH for information on the prevalence of genetic mutations across cancers. (Reference: Steven N Hart et al, Hum Mutat,. 2020)

Diet for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Genetic mutations and cancer conditions cause specific molecular pathways to become disrupted. Hence, those foods and supplements are recommended which do not disrupt those molecular pathways further and instead reverse the disruption. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, cancer pathways or processes like NFKB Signaling, Cell Cycle, MYC Signaling, Apoptosis, Hypoxia, DNA Repair, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, Replication Stress, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, TGFB Signaling, DCC Attractive Signaling, Notch Signaling, MAPK Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling, P53 Signaling, Vitamin Metabolism, Nucleotide metabolism, Cell Cycle Checkpoints, Nutrient sensing, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling, JAK-STAT Signaling and Hedgehog Signaling get disrupted. Choose those foods and supplements which contain active ingredients which cancel the molecular pathways disruption. Those supplements which interact with the treatments and disrupt the cancer molecular pathways further should be avoided.

The nutrition/diet for cancer such as EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma depends on the type of cancer, treatments and supplements being taken (if any), age, gender, BMI, lifestyle and any genetic information available. 

Example Foods to Eat with Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Recommended Foods

Cucumber: Cucumber contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Lupeol and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Cucumber are recommended along with the treatment Capecitabine for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Eggplant: Eggplant contains active ingredients like Delphinidin, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Delphinidin manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Eggplant are recommended along with treatment Capecitabine for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Turnip:  Turnip contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Turnip as part of diet when undergoing Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Jicama:  Jicama contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Jicama as part of diet when undergoing Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Feverfew: Feverfew contains active ingredients Parthenolide. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, DNA Repair is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Parthenolide manipulates the molecular pathways like DNA Repair so as to disrupt (activate) them further. Hence avoid Feverfew supplements when undergoing Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Flaxseed: Flaxseed contains active ingredients Apigenin, Beta-sitosterol and Chlorogenic Acid. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Hypoxia and MYC Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like Hypoxia and MYC Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Flaxseed supplements when undergoing Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

WintergreensWintergreens contains active ingredients Arbutin, Caffeic Acid and Ferulic Acid. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, MAPK Signaling and Hypoxia are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Arbutin manipulates the molecular pathways like MAPK Signaling and Hypoxia so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Wintergreens supplements are recommended with Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Curcumin:  For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, DNA Repair and MAPK Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like DNA Repair and MAPK Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Capecitabine treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Science of Right Personalized Nutrition for Cancer

Foods to Eat After Cancer Diagnosis!

No two cancers are the same. Go beyond the common nutrition guidelines for everyone and make personalized decisions about food and supplements with confidence.

Example Foods to Eat with Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Recommended Foods

Roselle: Roselle contains active ingredients like Lutein, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Lutein manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Roselle are recommended along with treatment Irinotecan for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Black Chokeberry: Black Chokeberry contains active ingredients like Hyperoside, Caffeic Acid and Quercetin. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Growth Factor Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Hyperoside manipulates the molecular pathways like Growth Factor Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Black Chokeberry are recommended along with treatment Irinotecan for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Kumquat:  Kumquat contains active ingredients like Retinol, Naringenin and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, TGFB Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Retinol manipulates the molecular pathways like TGFB Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Kumquat when undergoing Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Pear:  Pear contains active ingredients like Linoleic Acid, Citric Acid and Rutin. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, TGFB Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Linoleic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like TGFB Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Pear when undergoing Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma..

Vitamin B3:  For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Apoptosis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin B3 manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Apoptosis so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Vitamin B3 supplements when undergoing Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Fava Bean:  Fava Bean contains active ingredients Astragalin, Beta-sitosterol and Betulin. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Apoptosis and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Astragalin manipulates the molecular pathways like Apoptosis and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Fava Bean supplements when undergoing Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

Neem Extract:  Neem Extract contains active ingredients Azadirachtin, Gedunin and Nimbolide. For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Checkpoints are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Azadirachtin manipulates the molecular pathways like Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Checkpoints so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Neem Extract supplements are recommended with Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

Vitamin C:  For EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Nutrient sensing and Cell Cycle Checkpoints are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin C manipulates the molecular pathways like Nutrient sensing and Cell Cycle Checkpoints so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin C supplements are recommended with Irinotecan treatment for EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

In Conclusion

Nutrition/diet which includes food and nutritional supplements is an effective tool which is controlled by you, while facing cancer such as EGFR+ Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.

What food you eat and which supplements you take is a decision you make. Your decision should include consideration of the cancer gene mutations, which cancer, ongoing treatments and supplements, any allergies, lifestyle information, weight, height and habits.

The nutrition planning for cancer from addon is not based on internet searches. It automates the decision making for you based on molecular science implemented by our scientists and software engineers. Irrespective of whether you care to understand the underlying biochemical molecular pathways or not - for nutrition planning for cancer that understanding is needed.

Get started NOW with your nutrition planning by answering questions on the name of cancer, genetic mutations, ongoing treatments and supplements, any allergies, habits, lifestyle, age group and gender.

Foods to Eat After Cancer Diagnosis!

No two cancers are the same. Go beyond the common nutrition guidelines for everyone and make personalized decisions about food and supplements with confidence.


Cancer patients often have to deal with different chemotherapy side effects which affect their quality of life and look out for alternative therapies for cancer. Taking the right nutrition and supplements based on scientific considerations (avoiding guesswork and random selection) is the best natural remedy for cancer and treatment related side-effects.


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