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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 EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma?

Oct 5, 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+ Colorectal 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+ Colorectal 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 Tomato and Cabbage are recommended when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma. But Cluster Bean and Quinoa are recommended when treatment changes to Fluorouracil. 

Similarly Andrographis supplements are recommended with Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma. But Ashwagandha supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Fluorouracil. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma?

EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma is one of the different subtypes of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma. In this subtype of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, mutation or overexpression of a gene called 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 Colorectal 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+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

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

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as EGFR+ Colorectal 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+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, cancer pathways or processes like NFKB Signaling, MYC Signaling, Hypoxia, Glucocorticoid Signaling, Vitamin D Signaling, Angiogenesis, Lipid Metabolism, Adherens junction, DNA Repair, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, Focal Adhesion, Replication Stress, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, Notch Signaling, Microtubule Dynamics, MAPK Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling, P53 Signaling, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics, Netrin Signaling, RUNX Signaling, Amino Acid Metabolism, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling, Oxidative Stress and Small Molecule Transport 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+ Colorectal 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 Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

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

Recommended Foods

Tomato: Tomato contains active ingredients like Glucaric Acid, Citric Acid and Lupeol. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, 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 Cetuximab for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Cabbage: Cabbage contains active ingredients like Benzyl Isothiocyanate, Vitamin B3 and Indole-3-carbinol. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Benzyl Isothiocyanate manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Cabbage are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Cetuximab for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Yardlong Bean:  Yardlong Bean contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid. For EGFR+ Colorectal 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 Yardlong Bean when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Taro:  Taro contains active ingredients like Linoleic Acid, Citric Acid and Folic Acid. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, 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 Taro when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma?

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

Flaxseed: Flaxseed contains active ingredients Apigenin, Beta-sitosterol and Chlorogenic Acid. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, 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 Flaxseed supplements when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Soy Bean: Soy Bean contains active ingredients 7-8-dihydroxyflavone, Aescin and Beta-sitosterol. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Hippo Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. 7-8-dihydroxyflavone manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Hippo Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Soy Bean supplements when undergoing Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Cetuximab treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma?

Andrographis:  Andrographis contains active ingredients Andrographolide. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Hippo Signaling are also disrupted and drive 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+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

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

For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma 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 Fluorouracil treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

Recommended Foods

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

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

Reduce Intake of These Foods

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

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

Which Supplements To Avoid with Fluorouracil treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma?

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

Nutmeg:  Nutmeg contains active ingredients Beta-caryophyllene, Beta-sitosterol and Butyric Acid. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-caryophyllene manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Nutmeg supplements when undergoing Fluorouracil treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Fava Bean:  Fava Bean contains active ingredients Astragalin, Beta-sitosterol and Betulin. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and MAPK Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Astragalin manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and MAPK Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Fava Bean supplements when undergoing Fluorouracil treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Fluorouracil treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma?

Ashwagandha:  Ashwagandha contains active ingredients Withaferin A. For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Withaferin A manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and P53 Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Ashwagandha supplements are recommended with Fluorouracil treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma.

Caffeine:  For EGFR+ Colorectal Adenocarcinoma, along with other pathways, P53 Signaling and Adherens junction are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like P53 Signaling and Adherens junction so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Caffeine supplements are recommended with Fluorouracil treatment for EGFR+ Colorectal 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+ Colorectal 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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