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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer?

Sep 12, 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+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer 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+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer 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 Tomato and Bamboo are recommended when undergoing Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer. But Roselle and Black Chokeberry are recommended when treatment changes to Cetuximab. 

Similarly Diosmin supplements are recommended with Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer. But Caffeine supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Cetuximab. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer?

EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer is one of the different subtypes of Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer. In this subtype of Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, mutations and overexpression of a gene  called EGFR ( Epidermal Growth Factor receptor). 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 Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer. 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+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer. 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+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, cancer pathways or processes like Hippo Signaling, Cell Cycle, MYC Signaling, Vitamin D Signaling, Angiogenesis, Lipid Metabolism, Adherens junction, DNA Repair, Inositol Phosphate Signaling, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, RAS-RAF Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, DCC Attractive Signaling, MAPK Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling, P53 Signaling, Amino Acid Metabolism, 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+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer 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 Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer

Recommended Foods

Tomato: Tomato contains active ingredients like Glucaric Acid, Citric Acid and Lupeol. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Glucaric Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Tomato are recommended along with treatment Cisplatin for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Bamboo: Bamboo contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, 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 Bamboo are recommended along with treatment Cisplatin for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Kale:  Kale contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Linoleic Acid and Indole-3-carbinol. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, 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 Kale when undergoing Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Parsnip:  Parsnip contains active ingredients like Gallic Acid, Ferulic Acid and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Vitamin D Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Gallic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Vitamin D Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Parsnip when undergoing Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Feverfew: Feverfew contains active ingredients Centaureidin and Parthenolide. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and Cell Cycle are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Centaureidin manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and Cell Cycle so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Feverfew supplements when undergoing Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Black Seed: Black Seed contains active ingredients Carvacrol, Thymol and Thymoquinone. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Carvacrol manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Black Seed supplements when undergoing Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer?

Diosmin:  Diosmin supplements usually contain both Diosmetin and Diosmin. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Diosmetin manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Oxidative Stress so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Diosmin supplements are recommended with Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Curcumin:  For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Oxidative Stress so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Cisplatin treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

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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 Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer

Recommended Foods

Roselle: Roselle contains active ingredients like Lutein, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, 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 Cetuximab for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Black Chokeberry: Black Chokeberry contains active ingredients like Hyperoside, Caffeic Acid and Quercetin. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Vitamin D Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Hyperoside manipulates the molecular pathways like Vitamin D Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Black Chokeberry are recommended along with treatment Cetuximab for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Chia Seeds:  Chia Seeds contain active ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin B3 and Folic Acid. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Retinol manipulates the molecular pathways like Extracellular Matrix Remodelling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Chia Seeds when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Dock:  Dock contains active ingredients like Myricetin, Folic Acid and Chrysophanol. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Myricetin manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Dock when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Lemon Peel:  Lemon Peel contains active ingredients Acacetin, Apigenin and Auraptene. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Hippo Signaling and Lipid Metabolism are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Acacetin manipulates the molecular pathways like Hippo Signaling and Lipid Metabolism so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Lemon Peel supplements when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Atractylode:  Atractylode contains active ingredients Apigenin, Atractylochromene and Atractylon. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, DNA Repair and Vitamin D Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like DNA Repair and Vitamin D Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Atractylode supplements when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer?

Caffeine:  For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and DNA Repair are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and DNA Repair so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Caffeine supplements are recommended with Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

Andrographis:  Andrographis contains active ingredients Andrographolide. For EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Hippo Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Andrographolide manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Hippo Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Andrographis supplements are recommended with Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

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+ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer.

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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