If there's one thing this damn disease has taught me, is just how individual it is, and how little we know about its mechanisms, really... DH had Crohn's, which is an autoimmune disease (and may have been at the start of his cancer, we'll never know). He hasn't had an attack in about 30 years, but had a Crohn's damaged section of small intestine (which was resected 3 years ago).
In terms of diet he's not doing anything special - but he loves to cook, and we love ethnic food, so lots of currys and tagines rich in spices; he makes everything from scratch, nothing pre-processed, lots of fresh vegetables. And since he doesn't care for sweets, he doesn't eat much processed sugar either. He does love wine and drinks a lot of it, which worries me, but at least it's good wine, ha! We asked his onc about diet, and from the very start he made it clear that it wouldn't make a huge difference. I know there's lots of strong opinions on that topic, with people suggesting all kinds of diets (keto, vegetarian, etc), but I'm not sure that any single one has proven effective. As long as the diet is reasonable healthy... Food can be an important source of joy!
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resect small intestine 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
CEA since 03/19: high 81.1, low 3.2, now 66.1
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules, now gone/calcified
PET 04/20 uptake by L4
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and partial corpectomy 05/20
Scan 09/17/2021: stable