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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Dec 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 PIK3CA+ 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 PIK3CA+ 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 Bamboo and Bottle Gourd are recommended when undergoing Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer. But Rosemary and Quinoa are recommended when treatment changes to Gemcitabine. 

Similarly Birch supplements are recommended with Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer. But Vitamin B3 supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Gemcitabine. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer is one of the different subtypes of Salivary Gland Cancer. In this subtype of Salivary Gland Cancer, mutation of a gene called PIK3CAis detected. The defects or aberrations or mutations in this gene can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors). PIK3CA gene mutations are prevalent in 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 PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as PIK3CA+ 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 PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, cancer pathways or processes like NFKB Signaling, MYC Signaling, Hypoxia, Vitamin D Signaling, Angiogenesis, Adherens junction, DNA Repair, Chemokine Signaling, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, Replication Stress, Focal Adhesion, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, DCC Attractive Signaling, Notch Signaling, TGFB Signaling, MAPK Signaling, Growth Factor Signaling, P53 Signaling, Netrin Signaling, RUNX Signaling, 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 PIK3CA+ 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 Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer

Foods and Supplements to avoid and take for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer

Bamboo: Bamboo contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland 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 along with treatment Fluorouracil for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Bottle Gourd: Bottle Gourd contains active ingredients like Vitamin C, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Vitamin C manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Bottle Gourd are recommended along with treatment Fluorouracil for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Parsnip:  Parsnip contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Ferulic Acid and Linoleic Acid. For PIK3CA+ 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 Parsnip when undergoing Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Spinach:  Spinach contains active ingredients like Citric Acid, Linoleic Acid and Folic Acid. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, 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 PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Broccoli: Broccoli contains active ingredients Brassinin, Ferulic Acid and Folic Acid. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and P53 Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Brassinin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and P53 Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Broccoli supplements when undergoing Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Cumin: Cumin contains active ingredients Beta-sitosterol, Caffeic Acid and Chlorogenic Acid. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Cumin supplements when undergoing Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Birch:  Birch contains active ingredients Betulinic Acid and Lupeol. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Betulinic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Birch supplements are recommended with Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Curcumin:  For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Fluorouracil treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

For PIK3CA+ 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 Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer

Rosemary: Rosemary contains active ingredients like Caffeic Acid, Eucalyptol and Naringenin. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Caffeic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Rosemary are recommended along with treatment Gemcitabine for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Quinoa: Quinoa contains active ingredients like Protocatechuic Acid, Linoleic Acid and Folic Acid. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, 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 Gemcitabine for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Kumquat:  Kumquat contains active ingredients like Naringetol, Naringenin and Linoleic Acid. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Naringetol manipulates the molecular pathways like WNT Beta Catenin Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Kumquat when undergoing Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Pear:  Pear contains active ingredients like Linoleic Acid, Citric Acid and Rutin. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, MAPK Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Linoleic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like MAPK Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Pear when undergoing Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Buckwheat:  Buckwheat contains active ingredients Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Folic Acid. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Buckwheat supplements when undergoing Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Eggplant:  Eggplant contains active ingredients Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Delphinidin. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Eggplant supplements when undergoing Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer?

Vitamin B3:  For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, P53 Signaling and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin B3 manipulates the molecular pathways like P53 Signaling and Oxidative Stress so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Vitamin B3 supplements are recommended with Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer.

Ginseng:  Ginseng contains active ingredients Casticin, Ginsenoside Rb1 and Ginsenoside Rb2. For PIK3CA+ Salivary Gland Cancer, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Casticin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Ginseng supplements are recommended with Gemcitabine treatment for PIK3CA+ 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 PIK3CA+ 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.

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