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

Oct 18, 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 ER+ 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 ER+ 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 Bamboo and Beetroot are recommended when undergoing Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer. But Butter and Blueberry are recommended when treatment changes to Anastrozole. 

Similarly Neem Extract supplements are recommended with Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer. But Birch supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Anastrozole. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is ER+ Ovarian Cancer?

ER+ Ovarian Cancer is one of the different subtypes of Ovarian Cancer. In this subtype of ovarian cancer, estrogen receptors (ER) are mutated or overexpressed. The defects or aberrations or mutations in ER can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors). ER mutations or overexpression are prevalent in 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 ER+ Ovarian Cancer

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

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as ER+ 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 ER+ Ovarian Cancer, cancer pathways or processes like NFKB Signaling, Cell Cycle, MYC Signaling, Hypoxia, Vitamin D Signaling, Angiogenesis, Replication Stress, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, RAS-RAF Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, DCC Attractive Signaling, Notch Signaling, TGFB Signaling, Microtubule Dynamics, MAPK Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling, P53 Signaling, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics, RUNX Signaling, Cell Cycle Checkpoints, Cancer Epigenetics, Amino Acid Metabolism, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Oxidative Stress, 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 ER+ 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 Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer

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

Recommended Foods

Bamboo: Bamboo contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Bamboo are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Tamoxifen for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Beetroot: Beetroot contains active ingredients like Linolenic Acid, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Linolenic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Beetroot are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Tamoxifen for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Parsnip:  Parsnip contains active ingredients like Angelicin, Ferulic Acid and Linoleic Acid. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Angelicin manipulates the molecular pathways like WNT Beta Catenin Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Parsnip when undergoing Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Spinach:  Spinach contains active ingredients like Citric Acid, Linoleic Acid and Folic Acid. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Citric Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Spinach when undergoing Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer?

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

Silymarin: Silymarin contains active ingredients Silibinin. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Apoptosis and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Silibinin manipulates the molecular pathways like Apoptosis and Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Silymarin supplements when undergoing Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Caffeine: For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Angiogenesis and Growth Factor Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like Angiogenesis and Growth Factor Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Caffeine supplements when undergoing Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer?

Neem Extract:  Neem Extract contains active ingredients Azadirachtin, Gedunin and Nimbolide. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Apoptosis and Angiogenesis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Azadirachtin manipulates the molecular pathways like Apoptosis and Angiogenesis so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Neem Extract supplements are recommended with Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Vitamin B2:  For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Vitamin B2 manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin B2 supplements are recommended with Tamoxifen treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

For ER+ 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 Anastrozole treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer

Recommended Foods

Butter: Butter contains active ingredients like Butyric Acid, Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Butyric Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Butter are recommended along with treatment Anastrozole for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Blueberry: Blueberry contains active ingredients like Caffeic Acid, Myricetin and Gallic Acid. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Caffeic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Blueberry are recommended along with treatment Anastrozole for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Kumquat:  Kumquat contains active ingredients like Apigenin, Naringenin and Linoleic Acid. For ER+ 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 disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Kumquat when undergoing Anastrozole treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Chia Seeds:  Chia Seeds contain active ingredients like Kaempferol, Vitamin B3 and Folic Acid. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, MYC Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Kaempferol manipulates the molecular pathways like MYC Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Chia Seeds when undergoing Anastrozole treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Anastrozole treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer?

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

Atractylode:  Atractylode contains active ingredients Apigenin, Atractylochromene and Atractylon. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints and P53 Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Atractylode supplements when undergoing Anastrozole treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Dandelion:  Dandelion contains active ingredients Artemetin, Beta-carotene and Beta-cryptoxanthin. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Microtubule Dynamics are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Artemetin manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Microtubule Dynamics so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Dandelion supplements when undergoing Anastrozole treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Anastrozole treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer?

Birch:  Birch contains active ingredients Betulinic Acid and Lupeol. For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Betulinic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints and P53 Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Birch supplements are recommended with Anastrozole treatment for ER+ Ovarian Cancer.

Vitamin E:  For ER+ Ovarian Cancer, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin E manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints and P53 Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin E supplements are recommended with Anastrozole treatment for ER+ 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 ER+ 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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