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For which cancer is Wax Gourd beneficial for?

Apr 6, 2022

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Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control for managing cancers like Myeloproliferative Neoplasms or Mycosis fungoides – hence it is important to identify those Foods and Supplements which are scientifically recommended for you. A frequently asked question is if foods like Wax Gourd are beneficial for cancer and along with which treatments? There is a mis-conception that all plant-based foods are good for all cancers and all of them are equal in terms of their benefits or their lack of. The reality is that some plant-based foods will be better than others for a specific type of cancer, treatments and other conditions. So Wax Gourd benefits will vary and the answer is contextual.

For example, grapefruit with certain medications is not recommended. Also spinach with some blood thinning medications can cause adverse interactions and hence intake should be reduced. For cancer, nutrition which includes food and supplements are important decisions which need to be made.

So are there types of cancer where Wax Gourd has more benefits? Yes! Wax Gourd is beneficial for Mycosis fungoides patients taking Romidepsin treatment. But has adverse interactions for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms patients on Cyclophosphamide treatment.

For Mycosis fungoides along with Romidepsin – biochemical pathways like Cell Cycle Checkpoints (G1S Checkpoint), Vitamin D Signaling, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair) and Cell Cycle (Proliferation) are potential drivers of the disease. Wax Gourd has active ingredients which can manipulate these biochemical pathways to reduce the disease drivers and hence are scientifically beneficial. But for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms along with Cyclophosphamide – biochemical pathways like Angiogenesis, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair) and NFKB Signaling are potential drivers of the disease. Wax Gourd has active ingredients which can increase disease drivers like Angiogenesis, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair) and NFKB Signaling and hence intake should be reduced.

Similarly, eating Wax Gourd can have scientific benefits for healthy individuals who have a gene mutation in NRAS which suggests potential risk of cancer. This is because of biochemical pathways MYC Signaling, MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling) and RAS-RAF Signaling (RAS Signaling). But reduce intake of Wax Gourd when at genetic risk of cancer due to mutation of gene ASXL1 due to its manipulation of biochemical pathways Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and Suppressive Histone Methylation (Histone 3 Lysine 27 Methylation) causing cancer drivers to increase.

The takeaway being – for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Mycosis fungoides and other cancers individual conditions can influence if foods like Wax Gourd are recommended or not. As conditions like ongoing treatments, supplements, habits and other conditions change; the nutrition plan must be re-designed and personalized. Whether Myeloproliferative Neoplasms or Mycosis fungoides or other cancer types -, current treatments and supplements, age, gender, weight, height, lifestyle and genetic conditions are also key decision factors for creating a personalized nutrition plan.



Why is the choice of foods important for cancer?

Foods like Wax Gourd typically contain more than one active ingredient at varying concentrations. Each of these active ingredients like Linoleic Acid has a unique molecular biological mechanism of action. Cancer like most diseases is driven by specific biochemical pathways and molecular interventions of the pathway can be beneficial or create adverse interactions. Hence for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Mycosis fungoides and other cancers there is a need to personalize which foods and supplements to take and regularly evaluate if foods like Wax Gourd are recommended or not.

Wax gourd for Mycosis fungoides taking Romidepsin treatment and wax gourd for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms along with Cyclophosphamide treatment

So some of the example questions one may have related to Wax Gourd can be: Is Wax Gourd beneficial for me? Should I eat it when at genetic cancer risk due to mutation of gene ASXL1? Should I eat Wax Gourd when a mutation of a gene NRAS is identified? Should I eat Wax Gourd when diagnosed with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms? Should I eat Wax Gourd when diagnosed with Mycosis fungoides? Should I eat Wax Gourd when on Cyclophosphamide treatment? Should I continue eating Wax Gourd if my treatment changes from Cyclophosphamide to Romidepsin? Are the implications of taking Wax Gourd in Mycosis fungoides the same as Myeloproliferative Neoplasms? And so on.

Wax Gourd and cancer

Wax gourd is often praised for its laxative, diuretic, and aphrodisiac properties. It’s also believed to provide health benefits ranging from increased energy levels and a sharper mind to smoother digestion and a lower risk of disease.

Wax Gourd contains many active ingredients like Linoleic Acid, Vitamin C, Oleic Acid, Citric Acid and many other Bioactives at different concentrations. The molecular pathways which are regulated by Wax Gourd include Angiogenesis, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Cell Cycle Checkpoints (G1S Checkpoint), Vitamin D Signaling, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and many others. These cellular pathways directly or indirectly influence cancer molecular endpoints like growth, spread and death. Because of this biological relationship – for cancer, choosing foods like Wax Gourd and supplements is an important decision to be made. And not necessarily the same food choices are scientifically best for all individuals.

Include Wax Gourd in my nutrition?

The answer to the question “Which Foods to Eat” and “Which Foods to Reduce Intake of” is dependent on multiple factors. Just like the same treatment does not work for every cancer patient, based on individual context the Wax Gourd may have scientific benefits or have adverse interactions. Along with which cancer – the ongoing treatments, supplements, lifestyle habits, height, weight, allergies and food preferences are all factors influencing answers to the question.

1. Any benefits of Wax Gourd for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms with Cyclophosphamide treatment?

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms is known to have mutations in gene like JAK2, CALR and TET2 and others which together cause biochemical pathway changes in Angiogenesis, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair) and NFKB Signaling. A cancer treatment like Cyclophosphamide has molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways . The treatment intent is to have a good overlap with the cancer driving pathways and reduce the disease drivers. In such conditions foods which can scientifically cancel out the treatment effect by reducing the overlap between the cancer driving pathways and treatment are candidates for reducing intake of or completely avoid. For example – in the case of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and treatment Cyclophosphamide – Wax Gourd is not recommended. Wax Gourd impacts pathways or processes like Angiogenesis and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition which can negate the effects of the treatment.

2. Any benefits of Wax Gourd for Mycosis fungoides with Romidepsin treatment?

Mycosis fungoides is defined and driven by specific genetic mutations like FAT1, MGAM and KMT2D leading to biochemical pathway changes in Cell Cycle Checkpoints (G1S Checkpoint), Vitamin D Signaling, DNA Repair (Homology Directed Repair), DNA Repair (Base Excision Repair) and Cell Cycle (Proliferation). Also treatments like Romidepsin have molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways. Wax Gourd should be considered for Mycosis fungoides while on Romidepsin treatment. Wax Gourd impacts pathways or processes like Cell Cycle Checkpoints (G1S Checkpoint) and Vitamin D Signaling which can either reduce drivers of Mycosis fungoides and/or improve Romidepsin treatment effect.

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3. Any benefits of Wax Gourd for gene ASXL1 associated cancer genetic risk?

Many companies offer gene panel tests for evaluating genetic risk to different cancers. These panels cover genes like ASXL1 and many others associated with high prevalence cancers of breast, ovary, uterus, prostate and gastrointestinal system and others. The intent of the genetic testing of ASXL1 is for diagnosis and/or to find out any potential risk factors for cancer. ASXL1 mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and Suppressive Histone Methylation (Histone 3 Lysine 27 Methylation) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and Suppressive Histone Methylation (Histone 3 Lysine 27 Methylation). Intake of foods like Wax Gourd should be reduced when there is a mutation of ASXL1 for risk of Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Wax Gourd impacts pathways or processes like Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics (CpG Methylation) and creates adverse effects with ASXL1 mutation.

4. Any benefits of Wax Gourd for gene NRAS associated cancer genetic risk?

NRAS is also one of many genes available in panels for cancer risk testing. NRAS mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like MYC Signaling, MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling) and RAS-RAF Signaling (RAS Signaling) to get impacted. Cancer molecular endpoints like apoptosis, proliferation and spread are impacted by pathways like MYC Signaling, MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling) and RAS-RAF Signaling (RAS Signaling). Intake of foods like Wax Gourd should be considered when Acute Lymphoid Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma risk is identified due to gene NRAS mutation. Wax Gourd impacts biochemical pathways or processes like MYC Signaling and MAPK Signaling (ERK Signaling) associated with genetic risk to NRAS mutation.

* Other Factors Included Like BMI, Lifestyle Habits, Treatments

In Conclusion

Personalized nutrition planning for cancer can inform if foods like Wax Gourd are recommended or not. Nutrition is the single most effective tool which cancer patients can control and nutrition decisions are dependent on questions like “Is Wax Gourd beneficial for me?”

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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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