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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Oct 23, 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 HER2+ Salivary Gland 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 HER2+ Salivary Gland 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 Asparagus and Cabbage are recommended when undergoing Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer. But Black Chokeberry and Fig are recommended when treatment changes to Docetaxel. 

Similarly Tangerine supplements are recommended with Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer. But Neem Extract supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Docetaxel. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer is one of the different subtypes of Salivary Gland Cancer. In this subtype of Salivary Gland Cancer, a gene called HER2 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).  HER2 gene mutations are prevalent in cancer Salivary Gland 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 HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as HER2+ Salivary Gland 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 HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, cancer pathways or processes like Inflammation, NFKB Signaling, Cell Cycle, MYC Signaling, Adherens junction, Nutrient sensing, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, RAS-RAF Signaling, Chemokine Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, TGFB Signaling, Cell Survival, Apoptosis, Hypoxia, JAK-STAT Signaling, Oxidative Stress, MAPK Signaling, Growth Factor 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 HER2+ Salivary Gland 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 Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer

Recommended Foods

Asparagus: Asparagus contains active ingredients like Isorhamnetin, Rutin and Oleic Acid. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Isorhamnetin manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Asparagus are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Trastuzumab for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Cabbage: Cabbage contains active ingredients like Benzyl Isothiocyanate, Vitamin B3 and Indole-3-carbinol. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Growth Factor Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Benzyl Isothiocyanate manipulates the molecular pathways like Growth Factor Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Cabbage are recommended as part of the diet along with treatment Trastuzumab for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Jicama:  Jicama contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For HER2+ Salivary Gland 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 Jicama when undergoing Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Yardlong Bean:  Yardlong Bean contains active ingredients like Linoleic Acid, Folic Acid and Oleic Acid. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, 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 Yardlong Bean when undergoing Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Feverfew: Feverfew contains active ingredients Centaureidin and Parthenolide. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Angiogenesis and Cell Cycle are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Centaureidin manipulates the molecular pathways like Angiogenesis and Cell Cycle so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Feverfew supplements when undergoing Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Vitamin B2: For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and NFKB Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin B2 manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and NFKB Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Vitamin B2 supplements when undergoing Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Tangerine:  Tangerine contains active ingredients Nobiletin and Tangeretin. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and RUNX Signaling is also disrupted and drive  the cancer. Nobiletin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and RUNX Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Tangerine supplements are recommended with Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Curcumin:  For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and RUNX Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and RUNX Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

For HER2+ Salivary Gland 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 Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer

Recommended Foods

Black Chokeberry: Black Chokeberry contains active ingredients like Hyperoside, Caffeic Acid and Quercetin. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Hyperoside manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Black Chokeberry are recommended along with treatment Docetaxel for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Fig: Fig contains active ingredients like Angelicin, Citric Acid and Rutin. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Angelicin manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Fig are recommended along with treatment Docetaxel for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Kumquat:  Kumquat contains active ingredients like Apigenin, Naringenin and Linoleic Acid. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, TGFB Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like TGFB Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Kumquat when undergoing Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Acorn:  Acorn contains active ingredients like Folic Acid and Retinol. For HER2+ Salivary Gland 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 Acorn when undergoing Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Rye:  Rye contains active ingredients Apigenin, Beta-sitosterol and Chrysoeriol. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Apoptosis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Apoptosis so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Rye supplements when undergoing Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Caffeine:  For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Apoptosis and Adherens junction are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like Apoptosis and Adherens junction so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Caffeine supplements when undergoing Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Neem Extract:  Neem Extract contains active ingredients Azadirachtin, Gedunin and Nimbolide. For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Apoptosis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Azadirachtin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Apoptosis so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Neem Extract supplements are recommended with Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Vitamin C:  For HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Nutrient sensing are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin C manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Nutrient sensing so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Vitamin C supplements are recommended with Docetaxel treatment for HER2+ Salivary Gland 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 HER2+ Salivary Gland 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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