C.R. is a 61 YO male recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the ampulla vater, where the bile duct and pancreatic duct join near the small intestine. This cancer is treated similar to pancreatic cancer, although there is some suggestion that cells may be common to the intestine. For this reason, a dietary program specific to pancreatic cancer and intestinal cancer has been formulated. He has completed Whipple surgery and there is a possible recurrence (40% chance in this kind of cancer) and FOLFIRINOX chemotherapy.
Other health concerns include obesity, gout and high blood pressure with a history of kidney stones. The first recommendation was to discontinue collagen (linked to cancer – find our comprehensive report on collagen and cancer when you order a personalized plan at www.cancernutritionIQ.com). A foundational supplement program was designed as follows:
Juice Plus+ Fruits, Vegetables, Berries capsules (foundational plant chemicals that impact all 11 cancer control pathways, including green tea)
EPA/DHA, 4000 mg daily – 4 soft gels/day (In addition to supporting heart health, omega-3 fatty acids have been used to reduce cancer treatment side-effects and keep tumors from spreading. (Nutrients, May 2019) Omega 3s induce cell death in pancreatic cancer cells in lab studies. (J Cell Biochem, Jan 2013)
Probiotic (additional strains needed to support gut health and pancreas-specific strains)
Digestive Enzyme with every meal or snack (aids digestion of foods)
Vitamin D, maximum 4,000 IU/day (Vitamin D has been associated with lower incidence of pancreatic cancer in ecological studies.)
Magnesium/Zinc 200 mg/10 mg daily (zinc is protective for pancreatic cancer and magnesium helps the body regular zinc stores. Magnesium also reduces risk for kidney stones)
B complex (high intake of B6 and folate were linked to 76% lower risk of developing pancreatic cancer. For balance, complex of B vitamins is suggested)
Garlic (supports normal blood pressure, offers standardized allicin content)
Continue current neuropathy formula.