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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer?

Sep 17, 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 BRCA+ Ovarian 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 BRCA+ Ovarian 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 Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer. But Artichoke and Coffee are recommended when treatment changes to Bevacizumab. 

Similarly Diosmin supplements are recommended with Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer. But Curcumin supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Bevacizumab. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer?

BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer is one of the different subtypes of Ovarian Cancer. In this subtype of Ovarian Cancer, mutations of the genes BRCA1/2 are detected. The defects or aberrations or mutations in these genes can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors).  BRCA gene mutations are prevalent in cancer- Ovarian 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 BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as BRCA+ Ovarian 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 BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, cancer pathways or processes like NFKB Signaling, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics, MYC Signaling, DNA Repair, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling, Chemokine Signaling, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, Focal Adhesion, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, Notch Signaling, TGFB Signaling, Hypoxia, Cytoskeletal Dynamics, MAPK Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling, EPHRIN Signaling and Angiogenesis 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 BRCA+ Ovarian 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 Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer

Recommended Foods

Tomato: Tomato contains active ingredients like Glucaric Acid, Citric Acid and Lupeol. For BRCA+ Ovarian 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 as part of the diet along with treatment Olaparib for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Bamboo: Bamboo contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For BRCA+ Ovarian 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 as part of the diet along with treatment Olaparib for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Spinach:  Spinach contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For BRCA+ Ovarian 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 Spinach when undergoing Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Kohlrabi:  Kohlrabi contains active ingredients like Kaempferol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, NFKB Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Kaempferol manipulates the molecular pathways like NFKB Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Kohlrabi when undergoing Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Silymarin: Silymarin contains active ingredients Silibinin. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, DNA Repair and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Silibinin manipulates the molecular pathways like DNA Repair and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Silymarin supplements when undergoing Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Caffeine: For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, DNA Repair and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like DNA Repair and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Caffeine supplements when undergoing Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer?

Diosmin:  Diosmin supplements usually contain both active ingredients Diosmetin and Diosmin. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, DNA Repair and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Diosmetin manipulates the molecular pathways like DNA Repair and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Diosmin supplements are recommended with Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Vitamin C:  For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and MAPK Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin C manipulates the molecular pathways like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and MAPK Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin C supplements are recommended with Olaparib treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

For BRCA+ Ovarian 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 Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer

Recommended Foods

Artichoke: Artichoke contains active ingredients like Apigenin, Naringenin and Naringetol. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, 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 Artichoke are recommended along with treatment Bevacizumab for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Coffee: Coffee contains active ingredients like Caffeine, Vitamin B3 and Oleic Acid. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Coffee are recommended along with treatment Bevacizumab for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Wild Leek:  Wild Leek contains active ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin C and Folic Acid. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Focal Adhesion is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Retinol manipulates the molecular pathways like Focal Adhesion so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Wild Leek when undergoing Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Tallow:  Tallow contains active ingredients like Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid and Palmitic Acid. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, MAPK Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Myristic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like MAPK Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Tallow when undergoing Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Nutmeg:  Nutmeg contains active ingredients Beta-caryophyllene, Beta-sitosterol and Butyric Acid. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Angiogenesis and Chemokine Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-caryophyllene manipulates the molecular pathways like Angiogenesis and Chemokine Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Nutmeg supplements when undergoing Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Fava Bean:  Fava Bean contains active ingredients Astragalin, Beta-sitosterol and Betulin. For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Angiogenesis and Chemokine Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Astragalin manipulates the molecular pathways like Angiogenesis and Chemokine Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Fava Bean supplements when undergoing Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer?

Curcumin:  For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Angiogenesis and Chemokine Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like Angiogenesis and Chemokine Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer.

Vitamin B3:  For BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Hypoxia and MYC Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin B3 manipulates the molecular pathways like Hypoxia and MYC Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin B3 supplements are recommended with Bevacizumab treatment for BRCA+ Ovarian 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 BRCA+ Ovarian 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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