ADT Causes Heart Disease?

My understanding was that in order to become certified medical doctors, all physicians take the Hippocratic Oath which says “First do no harm.”

If a chemotherapy causes the death of the patient but slows another disease how can you say that you aren’t doing any harm?

The fact is there are many non-toxic, non-conventional therapies for prostate cancer. Androgen Deprivation Therapy is NOT one of them.

To learn more about managing your prostate cancer please scroll down the page, post a question or click the link and go to the cancer coaching page. I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

Cancer Coach, Creator, Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Heart Disease, Not Cancer, The Leading Cause Of Death Among Prostate Cancer Survivors

“What they need to be more concerned with, however, is the possible development of heart disease. A new study authored by Vanderbilt University researchers revealed that heart disease is the most common non-cancer cause of death among prostate cancer survivors…

ADT lowers serum testosterone levels, which is the marker for prostate cancer as it can make the carcinoma grow or shrink more slowly…

Incidentally, the American Heart Association released a report in 2010 about the possible link between ADT and adverse cardiovascular events…

According to the Vanderbilt study, there seems to be an association between ADT and high levels of low-density lipoprotein and triglyceride, decreased lean body mass and increased fat, high insulin resistance and low glucose tolerance, as well as a metabolic state closely similar to metabolic syndrome…


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Hydrogen Peroxide for Liver Cancer?

From: Sandra 
Subject: Liver Cancer

Hi David-
How can We locate a doctor that will treat this cancer in the state of Oregon with 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide?



Hi Sandra-

I assume that you would like to pursue the therapy discussed in the link below. 

Beat cancer with 35% hydrogen peroxide
A couple of ideas for you. First of all, I can provide information and research about many forms of non-conventional therapy including anti-angiogenic nutrition, supplementation, mind-body and essential oils, all evidence based. 

Secondly, I can research naturopathic doctors in Oregon. It seems to me that these N.D.’s would be your natural choice for hydrogen peroxide therapy. 

Thirdly, my homeopath practices in Oregon. I would ask him for resources. 

Let me know if you need any help. 


David Emerson
Cancer Coach


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Multiple Myeloma Kappa-Integrative, Complementary Therapies

Hi David:
My type of cancer is a Multiple Myeloma Kappa type. I did get a first Chemo at the beginning of 2010 with a Kappa reading of 2900, the medication was Revlimid for 6 months (instead of 18 months as the
standard procedure) and down to 150 Kappa.  That was a short and successful treatment thanks that a good friend of mine gave me a great support with suggested nutrition means, and supplements all
together.  After that I was living with Kappa readings of 150 up to 900 markers of Kappa during 3.5 years no medication against cancer other than my controlled diet and supplements.
At that point I made a stupid adventure by spending a full day under a hot sun, and sending and varnishing my deck two days after my markers went up to 2800 Kappa again.  At that point I had to go to Revlimid again for a full year this time the medication plus my diet were to capable of bringing down to no less than 500 Kappa markers.  So I stopped the medication and after surviving one full
year with acceptable marks of 600 Kappa average but later on They raise to 1300 which is not comfortable for my oncologist either my good friend (Great Supportive Individual) So I am looking for other ways to combat with alternative means, instead of Chemo again (this time the oncologist suggests strongly I should get the Velcade with 2 more medications together) But I am very much against due to secondary effects etc which I know you know the
reasons against.

So please let me know if this info gives you enough light to propose ideas
or actual solutions for a case like mine. The rest of my other organs are still pretty good condition with the exception of my spin e which has 5 vertebras collapsed and one herniated

My days are rather low in physical activities other than wood working with
small crafts, and following my numerous emails with science and friends at
the other end…
Thanks so much for your attention and interest in your mission which I
congratulate for taking the time and effort.
Best regards

Hi Joe-
Thanks for the additional information. Your question makes sense now. As your MM history demonstrates, yes, you can live with live with controlled MM. 
The published average life expectancy of someone diagnosed with MM  is 3-5 years. Some sources put the range at 5-7 years but this statistic has not been verified by any credible source. If you were first diagnosed with MM in the beginning of 2010 then you have successfully managed your MM for six years. Longer than average. The study in this blog post linked below talks about your question- the cure vs. control debate. 
The “solutions for a case like yours” is to to continue what you have been doing to control your MM since 2010. There are many non-conventional therapies such as curcumin and resveritrol that studies have shown are either cytotoxic (kill) MM and or work synergistically (enhance the efficacy) of certain chemotherapies. 
There are several integrative therapies for Velcade (bortizomib). Integrative meaning they enhance the efficacy of chemo while they reduce the toxicity.  Further, there are non-toxic, non conventional, evidence-based anti-MM therapies, anti-angiogenic nutrition (also cytotoxic to MM),and both conventional and non-conventional bone strengthening therapies.
Joe, I run a non-profit. One of our programs is cancer coaching. I think I can provide you with helpful info to help you continue to manage your MM. Your membership fees are tax-deductible. If you would like to learn more about my cancer coaching please go to, click “cancer coaching” in the upper right of the page and then click the big blue button. 
I look forward to working with you. 
David Emerson
Cancer Coach


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Bladder Cancer- Oncologist or Urologist?

From: Beverly 
Subject: Bladder Cancer

Hi David-
On January 22nd I had tumors removed and chemo inserted in my bladder. Pathology stage 1. 
March 1st I’m scheduled for another surgery to scrape again, look for growth or return and insert a bacteria form from TB.
My doctor and surgeon is a urologist which I feel very confident with.  My question is at what point is an oncologist bought in and who initiates it?

Hi Beverly-
I am sorry to read of your bladder cancer diagnosis. However, if your stage was 1 and your bladder cancer is low grade, you have excellent chances of living a long life. 
Do you know how many tumors were removed from your bladder on January 22? Do you know the size of the tumors that were removed? When you say “ insert a bacteria form from TB” I take you to mean that you will undergo BCG vaccine therapy.
Regarding your question “My question is at what point is an oncologist bought in and who initiates it?” My guess is that your urologist is consulting with oncologists at your hospital. If you would like to speak to an oncologist in addition to your urologist, which makes sense, you simply need to have your urologist recommend one or find one on your own. 
My point is that it is the normal practice to have a cancer “team” that helps you. Your oncologist can help coordinate your team. In addition, I can provide research and information about both conventional and non-conventional bladder cancer therapies. My experience has shown that a spectrum of therapies from anti-angiogenic nutrition to antioxidant supplementation to enhance BCG therapy to other lifestyle therapies will increase your quality of life while reducing your risks of bladder cancer relapse.
Let me know if you have any other questions. 
David Emerson
Cancer Coach

Hello David!
Thank you for your prompt response! You’re correct as far as the BCG vaccine therapy.  I am stage 1 and only see high grade in the report below. To my knowledge 3 tumors were removed along with at least 20 microscopic ones, a third of my bladder lining was removed, as I understand, that will grow back. I scheduled an appointment next week with a highly regarded oncologist. 
I would be interested in any therapies you can share with me. I’ve used herbs and supplements as needed for decades and until now rarely had any medical issues. Below is the pathology report, which I’m sure you understand better than I can.   I look forward to hearing from you and I welcome any recommendations and options you provide. Thanks again for responding.

Hi Beverly-
I agree with your reading of your pathology report- yes you are stage 1 and yes your tumors are high grade. At your appointment next week please ask your oncologist to explain “invading” into muscles yet “not involved.” Please confirm with your onc. but my understanding is the your prognosis and therapy depends on 1) stage (good) 2) grade (not so good) 3) and whether or not your cancer breaks through your bladder wall. 
Those therapies, both conventional and non-conventional, and the aggressiveness of your therapies will depend on your diagnostic factors. Meaning, if your diagnosis was stage 1 and low grade tumors then you might not have much to worry about. But if your cancer is high grade and therefore more aggressive and may have spread beyond your bladder, you may want to undergo more therapies and more aggressive therapies. 
Depending on your needs, if you would like more therapy ideas for you to consider (those supplements that work integratively with your chemotherapy, those supplements/herbs/essential oils/nutrition that is cytotoxic to cancer or to bladder cancer, etc.) please go to , click on the upper tab “cancer coaching” and click the blue circle. 
Once you are a member of PeopleBeatingCancerCoaching I can spend more time researching your case and providing therapies for you. 
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.
David Emerson
Cancer Coach
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Lobular Breast Cancer Treatment

From: Sharon 
Subject: Lobular breast cancer

Dear David-
I was diagnosed April 27 2015.  I am treating with 100g vit c Iv, vit b17, diet, etc.
Do you have any other suggestions.
Have you know anyone who beat cancer without conventional medicine?


Hi Sharon-
Yes, I know many people who have beaten their cancer without conventional medicine. I am one. Keep in mind that the answer to your question largely depends on the stage and type of cancer at diagnosis. 
As examples, lobular carcinoma in situ is a very different diagnosis and treatment than invasive lobular carcinoma.
I can provide many evidence based non-conventional breast cancer therapies that have been shown to either to kill breast cancer or to reduce the risk of relapse of breast cancer. Keep in mind that your therapy regimen does not need to be all or nothing. By this I mean that you can undergo a limited amount of conventional therapy and refuse other forms of therapy. A lumpectomy is pretty safe with limited risks while chemo and radiation may show less benefit and carry real risks. 
BTW, your email address shows that you are focused on beating your cancer. Excellent.
Also, intravenous vitamin C therapy has shown real efficacy for cytotoxicity to cancers. I think I.V. vitamin c is an excellent alternative cancer therapy.
If you are interested in learning more about the full spectrum of non-conventional breast cancer therapy including nutrition, antioxidant supplementation, mind-body, essential oils, and more, all evidence based, let me know. 
thanks and hang in there, 
David Emerson
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Radiation-induced collateral damage- prevent, heal and slow-

The first thing for anyone about to undergo radiation, for any reason, to understand is a quote from the article below written by MICHAEL D. STUBBLEFIELD, MD:

“Any tissue within the radiation field can be affected including nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones, tendons, ligaments, heart or lungs.”

Not every cancer patient who undergoes radiation therapy will get radiation fibrosis syndrome (RFS). But as Dr. Stubblefield concludes, “RFS is a common complication of radiation for certain types of cancer. The important thing for anyone who will undergo radiation therapy or who already has undergone radiation therapy is that there are many therapies that can prevent, heal or slow the collateral damage caused by radiation therapy.

For information regarding therapies for radiation patients, scroll down the page, post a question or click on the cancer coaching button to the right to this post. I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you

David Emerson

Survivor, Creator, Cancer Coach PeopleBeatingCancer-

Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome: What It Is and How to Treat It – 

“Unfortunately, normal cells are often affected by radiation in a variety of ways, especially over time. One of these changes is the abnormal production of the protein, fibrin, which accumulates in and damages the radiated tissue. This process is known as radiation fibrosis (RF)

Any tissue within the radiation field can be affected including nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones, tendons, ligaments, heart or lungs. The clinical manifestations (i.e., signs and symptoms) that result from RF are called radiation fibrosis syndrome (RFS). RF can occur a few weeks or months after radiation treatment and continues for the duration of a cancer survivor’s life…

Patients treated with mantle field, periaortic, inverted-Y, or total nodal radiation therapies for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), especially if given before the 1990’s, are at particular risk of developing RFS since much higher doses of radiation were generally used. Similarly, patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) may also have a higher risk for developing RFS due to the high doses of radiation they receive and the critical structures that are often included in the radiation treatment field…

The clinical complications of RFS vary greatly from patient to patient and depend upon a number of factors. These factors include the type and dose of radiation given, how the radiation was delivered (i.e., how many treatment sessions), and perhaps most importantly, the radiation field…

Radiation issues tend to worsen over time; the more time that has elapsed since treatment, the more likely a patient is to develop RFS…

It is impossible to cover all the potential complications resulting from radiation in a short article since literally every organ system in the body can be affected. If a large area of the body is affected, as in the case of HL survivors, then very significant side effects can result. The two most ominous late-term effects faced by many HL survivors treated with mantle and other types of radiation are a greatly elevated risk of secondary cancers and cardiac disease. Multiple cancers are seen including thyroid, breast and lung cancers as well as sarcomas. Cardiac disease not only includes accelerated atherosclerosis, but valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmias. Close monitoring is recommended to help identify and manage problems early…

Physical therapy is highly individualized to the patient and involves normalizing body balance by stretching tight structures, strengthening weakened muscles, and retraining the body’s sensory organs to re-establish coordination…

RFS is a common complication of radiation for certain types of cancer. While there is no cure, there are treatments that can improve the function and quality of life for most patients….”

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Does Jennifer Aniston have the secret to preventing cancer?

What do Jennifer, Wendy and I all have in common? According to the article linked below, Whole-Body Hyperthermia (WBH). Studies show that heating your internal body temperature to 104 degrees fahrenheit kills cancer cells inside you.

When I sit in a sauna for 35-45 minutes weekly at approx. 200 degrees I can get my internal body temp to 102-104 degrees. It took me a while to get used to long saunas so don’t think you can do this your first time in a sauna.

Further, studies show that you can sweat out heavy metals, lower your blood pressure and help your heart. All with whole-body hyperthermia. All by just relaxing…

For more information about both conventional and non-conventional therapies to manage your cancer, scroll down the page and ask a question. I will reply ASAP. Or click the cancer coaching button on the right hand side of this page.


David Emerson

Cancer Survivor, Creator and Cancer Coach PeopleBeatingCancer-

Does Jennifer Aniston have the secret to preventing cancer?

“Last week, the National Enquirer reported that Jennifer Aniston is using a portable infrared sauna installed at home to fend off cancer cells…

However, for clinical-nutrition student Wendy Myers, saunas are a way to extend her life — literally.

For the last five years, the 43-year-old lifestyle blogger has been using a $1,200 infrared sauna in her Los Angeles home three-to-five times a week, for 45 minutes at a time, to fight cancer cells…

Myers started using the portable sweat-room five years ago as a non-invasive way to treat low hormone production and thyroid function, which she says stimulate cancer cell growth. She first read about the treatment on an alternative-health Web site. 

“I’ve never felt better,” Myers says. “People who use this are going to have longer health and longevity.”

“I like saunas because I feel better afterward,” Bauer adds. “For now, that’s the best reason to use one. If the science shows us some stronger benefits down the road, I’ll increase my usage then.”

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CBD Oil for Multiple Myeloma

From: Dorthe 
Subject: CBD Oil for Multiple Myeloma

Hi David. 
I have recently been diagnosed with MM and I am in treatment with Velcade and Cyclophosfamid. My bones are slightly damaged and I am also going to take som medication for it. I am just 53 years old and it was a big shock for me to get told, that I have a cancer disease and that it is incurable and lifeshortening. I would very like to know a bit more about your experiences, since you have survived for 21 years. How old were you when you were diagnosed and which treatment have you been through?

I am Danish and hope that my English is understandable. 

I would like to use CBD oil and other cannabis products in my treatment, but I am a bit worried about my doctors reaction. When you use CBD oil for how long time can it be measured in a blood sample? 

Yours sincerely

Hi Dorthe-

Your English is excellent. Better than many emails I get from Americans. My great grandfather on my mom’s side was Dutch. My middle name is deConingh. I will try to answer your questions below. 
I was 34 years old when I was first diagnosed with MM. I underwent aggressive chemotherapy and an ASCT from ’94-’97. I relapsed twice and was eventually told that I was terminal. I then underwent an alternative therapy, reached complete remission in ’99 where I have remained since. 
Further, at 53, you are young as MMers go. This is important as you are likely to be healthier and live longer. In addition to conventional bone strengthening drugs like bisphosphonates, there are several non-conventional therapies have also strengthen bones according to studies. Further, I recommend anti-angiogenic nutrition that is cytotoxic to MM, again, according to studies. 
Lastly, there are several lifestyle therapies, again, evidence based, that are anti-MM. 
CBD oil’s efficacy to work integratively (enhance) Velcade or other MM chemotherapies is based on the amount of cannabinoids IN the CBD oil. Further, it is the amount of THC IN the CBD oil that studies have shown are cytotoxic (kills) MM cells. I don’t know about CBD oil available in Europe but those CBD oils sold in the U.S. have a low percentage of cannabinoids IN the CBD oil.

The use of CBD oil as a cancer therapy in the United States is still very controversial and not well studied or well understood. As you might expect, older Americans may have a negative opinion of anything having to do with marijuana. 

I went into complete remission well before medical marijuana, CBD oil, etc. became available in the U.S. so I have never used CBD oil. The little I know about CBD oil and MM is based on studies that I read and comments from MMers in internet forums, listservs and chat rooms. 
I believe that it the multimodal approach I have outlined above that has kept me in complete remission from my MM. I think that MMers must used every evidence based therapy that is available to them in order to manage their MM. I can research and present this spectrum of therapies to fight your MM if you are interested. 

If you are considering a specific brand of CBD oil, send me the link so I can study it if you are interested in more information. 
To learn more about cancer coaching, please go to Go to the “cancer coaching” tab in the upper right corner to register for cancer coaching. 
David deConingh Emerson
Survivor and Cancer Coach-
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Single Plasmacytoma in L1

From: Eric
Subject: Cancer coaching

Hello David,

I was diagnosed with a plasmacytoma in my L1 in late 2014, and underwent radiation and “mild” chemo. I have been in remission for about a year, and want to stay there and cancer free. I am interested in learning more about the supplements you recommend and the dosages.


Hi Eric-
Was your plasmacytoma a “single” plasmacytoma? I ask only because I too presented with a single plasmacytoma  in my C5 when I was first diagnosed with MM. Did you have any other diagnostic testing done such as blood work or a bone biopsy? 
In any case, assuming that your original MM diagnosis was early stage, you have a good chance of remaining in complete remission for a long time. There are many supplements that have evidence-based anti-MM action. Further, I encourage you to learn about and pursue anti-angiogenic nutrition. Lastly, there are anti-MM lifestyle therapies, also evidence-based, that further reduce your risk of a MM relapse. 
Please consider registering on in order to learn about those many therapies that studies have shown reduce your risk of MM relapse. 
Let me know if you have any questions. 
David Emerson
Cancer Coach PBCC-


Thanks for your reply. Yes, it was a single plasmacytoma. I’ve had a bone marrow biopsy and more blood tests than I can count. I’m in the phase where I have a blood test every 3 months to make sure I’m in remission.
My big questions are what are the fees used for, and why are they so high?

Hi Eric-
A single plasmacytoma indicates that your MM is at an early stage.
The Galen Foundation DBA PeopleBeatingCancer is a 501c3 non profit organization. The nonprofit is supported by individual and corporate donations as well as grants. The revenue generated through cancer coaching adds to the support of PBC. PBC is a virtual non-profit. We don’t have an office or staff. The assistant director and I work from our homes. The AD is a paid part time employee. I don’t get paid. PBC’s  programming is the research and support of cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.
In addition to cancer coaching, PBC manages two websites, eleven Facebook pages, one twitter account and I moderate several forums. Managing these internet properties entails the research and posting of  personal experience combined with cancer content.
The fees charged by PBC are pretty reasonable compared to other internet-based cancer coaching outlets. I think I have more experience that all of them but that is a subjective issue. I’m biased obviously.
A search for “cancer coaching” will provide a list of individuals and organizations all that are more expensive than PBCC- cancer coaching
Last but not least Eric, and you didn’t ask this but I am a 21+ year survivor of MM. As you know that is unheard of in the world of MM. I have skin in the game as they say. I have been in complete remission since 4/99. I undergo the therapies I do because of years of research.
Also, your membership fees are tax deductible. None of the other cancer coaches can say that as they are all for profit organizations.
I can provide you with many non-toxic,  evidence-based therapies that either are cytotoxic to MM and or reduce your risk of relapse. I can provide you with evidence-based antioxidant supplementation that works integratively with chemo and radiation should you ever need it.
It’s up to you Eric but I think I can help you a lot.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
David Emerson
Survivor, Creator, Cancer Coach
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Meningioma with severe radiation damage-

From: Nayana 
Subject: Next step

Hi David-
My brother is regime being radiation for brain cancer meningioma. He’s stopped walking,talking and eating. Doctors say it’s the pressure from his tumor but I’m not convinced. What else can be done to make his condition better?

Hi Nayana-
I am sorry to read of your brother’s brain cancer and related side effects from radiation therapy. Several factors may have an impact on these possible side effects including the size of the tumor, whether his radiation therapy is focused or whole brain, as well as the total dose of radiation. 
I think it is important to also say that there also may be negative symptoms cause by “he pressure from his tumor” as your doctor says.  
The symptoms of brain tumors depend on their size, type, and location. The most common symptoms of brain tumors include headaches; numbness or tingling in the arms or legs; seizures, memory problems; mood and personality changes; balance and walking problems; nausea and vomiting; changes in speech, vision, or hearing.
Let me know if you have any questions. 
thank you, 
David Emerson
Survivor, Cancer Coaching

I pretty much have idea about the symptoms but my question is what can be done to make his condition better? His radiation therapy is of three weeks and it just started. What if that doesn’t work, what option do I have? 

As the first study linked and excerpted explains, malignant meningiomas after failure of radiation therapy are a “therapeutic challenge.” Your options are to undergo experimental therapies such as Interferon or those outlined in the clinical trials link.
Further, there are non-conventional therapies as well but the evidence-based research for these therapies is sparse and therefore difficult to verify.
Nayana, you and your brother are in a difficult position. I can research therapy options for you if you choose.
If you are interested in my cancer coaching services please go to Look in the upper right corner and click “cancer coaching” to register.
Thanks and I look forward to providing you with more information and options.
David Emerson
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent malignant meningiomas and unresectable meningiomas represent a great therapeutic challenge after the failure of radiation therapy. No effective chemotherapy has been found. We report the preliminary results of the treatment of patients with recurrent unresectable or malignant meningiomas with recombinant interferon alpha-2B (IFN-α-2B)….
Meningioma clinical trial info-
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