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Choose food and supplements personalized to your cancer, genes, ongoing treatments and lifestyle.

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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)?

Sep 16, 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 ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) 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 ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) 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 Cabbage and Onion are recommended when undergoing Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). But Basil and Raspberry are recommended when treatment changes to Alectinib. 

Similarly Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements are recommended with Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). But Curcumin supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Alectinib. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)?

ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is one of the different subtypes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). In this subtype of NSCLC, a gene called ALK is either overexpressed or downregulated or mutated. The defects or aberrations or mutations in this gene can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors).  ALK gene mutations are prevalent in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). 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 ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). 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 ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), cancer pathways or processes like Calcium Signaling, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, RAS-RAF Signaling, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling, Inositol Phosphate Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, DCC Attractive Signaling, Small Molecule Transport, MAPK Signaling and Growth Factor 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 ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) 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 Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Recommended Foods

Cabbage: Cabbage contains active ingredients like Benzyl Isothiocyanate, Vitamin B3 and Indole-3-carbinol. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Benzyl Isothiocyanate manipulates the molecular pathways like Extracellular Matrix Remodelling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Cabbage are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Brigatinib for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Onion: Onion contains active ingredients like Ajoene, Myricetin and Diallyl Disulfide. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Ajoene manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Onion are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Brigatinib for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Yardlong Bean:  Yardlong Bean contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Extracellular Matrix Remodelling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Yardlong Bean when undergoing Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Yam:  Yam contains active ingredients like Linoleic Acid, Citric Acid and Folic Acid. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Growth Factor Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Linoleic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Growth Factor Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Yam when undergoing Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Which Supplements To Avoid with Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Silymarin: Silymarin contains active ingredients Silibinin. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Growth Factor Signaling and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Silibinin manipulates the molecular pathways like Growth Factor Signaling and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Silymarin supplements when undergoing Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Caffeine: For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Calcium Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like Calcium Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Caffeine supplements when undergoing Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)?

Alpha Lipoic Acid:  For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, DCC Attractive Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Alpha Lipoic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like DCC Attractive Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements are recommended with Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Vitamin C:  For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Growth Factor Signaling and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin C manipulates the molecular pathways like Growth Factor Signaling and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin C supplements are recommended with Brigatinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

For ALK+ Non Small Cell Lung Cancer avoid these foods and supplements!

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 Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Recommended Foods

Basil: Basil contains active ingredients like Apigenin, Eucalyptol and Linalool. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Basil are recommended along with treatment Alectinib for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Raspberry: Raspberry contains active ingredients like 3-hydroxyflavone, Citric Acid and Ellagic Acid. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Growth Factor Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. 3-hydroxyflavone manipulates the molecular pathways like Growth Factor Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Raspberry are recommended along with treatment Alectinib for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Sesame:  Sesame contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Linoleic Acid and Vitamin B3. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Extracellular Matrix Remodelling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Sesame when undergoing Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Wild Leek:  Wild Leek contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Extracellular Matrix Remodelling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Wild Leek when undergoing Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Which Supplements To Avoid with Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Coconut:  Coconut contains active ingredients Beta-sitosterol, Capric Acid and Lauric Acid. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, Calcium Signaling and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Calcium Signaling and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Coconut supplements when undergoing Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Cayenne Pepper:  Cayenne Pepper contains active ingredients Capsaicin and Dihydrocapsaicin. For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, DCC Attractive Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Capsaicin manipulates the molecular pathways like DCC Attractive Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Cayenne Pepper supplements when undergoing Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)?

Curcumin:  For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, DCC Attractive Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like DCC Attractive Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

Ellagic Acid:  For ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), along with other pathways, DCC Attractive Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Ellagic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like DCC Attractive Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Ellagic Acid supplements are recommended with Alectinib treatment for ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

In Conclusion

Nutrition/diet which includes food and nutritional supplements is an effective tool which is controlled by you, while facing cancer such as ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).

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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